Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Tidewater in progress
8"x10" oil

Do you ever quickly block in a painting and then not want to ruin it? That's where I am with this one. I was just playing around at the end of a teaching session, and wiped off the bottom at least once, but now I kind of like it. But I know it's not finished.

Note the barely visible grid marks I used to make sure I got the drawing flat enough. It's very easy in this kind of painting to make the water/mud part take up too much vertical space.


  1. Bonjour chère Bobbi,

    Je l'aime beaucoup ce tableau... Peut-être ajouter ici et là quelques touches de couleurs symbolisant des fleurs au premier plan !...
    Il y a une belle profondeur dans cette peinture.

    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Bobbi, thank you for the behind-the-scenes story and the welcome lesson re grid marks. Always so much to learn—good thing the learning is so much fun!

  3. This painting sings! the colors and their relationship compliment and enhance each other. I am confident this will be beautiful when you finish. Lovely!