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Monday, July 27, 2009

Painting Exercise - N.C.Wyeth

oil on canvas

I love N.C.Wyeth. Because of his amazing paintings, I notice the intensity of the sky and clouds differently and probably a bit of everything else about nature as well. Years ago, long before personal computers and the internet, I bought a book about him that included his painting, Herons in Summer. Even though it was in black and white, I fell in love with that work and longed to see it in color. Enter the Information Highway and there it was! So this summer, when I started to try to reorient myself with painting, I copied it as an exercise. It's rough and certainly doesn't do his wonderous painting any justice, but I decided to include it in this blog as part of a "How I Spent My Summer" series. You really should give yourself a treat and Google his painting.