Pond painting for a friend of mine

Pond painting for a friend of mine

This last month a friend asked me to paint her pond, so I had the opportunity to photograph and paint a scene.

It is fun to interpret a photograph into a painting as you will see here.  As Picasso said to Gertrude Stein ” You don’t paint what you see, you paint what you know.”

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Lakeside

Lakeside

Can’t you just imagine relaxing in a boat, looking back at the shore? I see a scene from “On Golden Pond” where they do not fun into the rocks, if you remember the movie. The days of Fall are very beautiful in the Pacific Northwest.

Using a Palette knife is very freeing, scraping on paint and then scraping it, moving it and just having fun with it can give you a very natural painting.

Lakeside