I was nervous to try this due to it’s complexity and doing on an 11′ x 14′ was both a help and a hindrance. I wrestled with it for several days before finally getting happy. All in all it’s one of my favorites from this year.
This is really the stopping point for what I’ve been doing this year. I’ll start posting a whole new set on Wednesday.
This one is another from that same Cheekwood trip in Nashville. This is a different view and I have a few others to try from that day.
It’s interesting what translates when going from a smaller study to a larger version. Instead of viewing the canvas as small you can look at it as the brushes being big. Everything is a little more crude and overstated. With a larger canvas you have more room to work and can give it a little more finesse.
One thing I like about this one is the rock steps to the left. In 127 those got totally lost but here it actually feel like they have some volume.
For those of you not in the know, the Cheekwood is a wonderful museum right outside of the city. They have a great sculpture garden and that Saturday we took a stroll around the property.
The painting above is of the path around the grounds. I was able to get lots of great images and will do a few more. It’s a really beautiful place.