Wild at Heart.
August Afternoon Oils on gessoed 140lb paper 5 x 7 inches SOLD
3pm in a wild garden. The last of the Rosebay Willowherb.
The scene looks calm and serene. In reality...there is a battle going on.
Painting is often a battle for me to put down what I really want to see.
Shall I put the trees in? Shall I leave them out?
They went in and out many times before I finally scraped them off.
I remember reading somewhere that a painting can sometimes be better
if half of it is removed leaving the remaining parts room to breathe.
I think it is true in this piece. Less cluttered.