Here is Ken Backhaus' first Saturday painting
My gracious hosts for the evening, artist David Oleski and his Thai wife Porn cooked a fabulous meal that was a great end to the day. That is until Davids dog Frank got sprayed by a skunk and the scrubbing began.
11"x14" oil This is the second Saturday painting done between 1 and 3 pm. Probably around 50 degrees and sunny. The scene changed so much I decided to paint it again with a warm palette. With the bright sun washing out certain aspects of the creeks recession I added the two saplings to balance the composition. The early painting was defined compositionally by the zig zag of the creek. This one needs some work and it kills me to post it without a chance to see it in a mirror and correct some things. But it's hanging now and I can't do anything about that.