Monday, August 30, 2010

Defeated Creek - Carthage, Tennessee

This is my very first attempt after reading Brian's book. Painting is of a place here in Tennessee where I spent my summers with my grandparents. I have a long way to go with values, and with learning to see shapes and colors, instead of "names", but I did want to share this and say thank you, Brian. This painting may not look the best, but for the first time I was really able to put my emotion for a subject into a painting. Any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated.


  1. You are more than welcome and thanks for posting this. I love the greens with the complimentary pickish sand color. Very loose overall and playful. Brian

  2. Good job remembering to include the reflections of the trees on the distant shore.