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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bog Marsh, Rochester, Wisconsin

As promised, here is the completed (I hope) version of the painting that I did this fall. I posted two detailed parts of it a couple months ago. This is oil on canvas; 36 X 48 inches. The canvas was a free one, a gift from a friend. I've entered it in a show: don't know yet if it's been accepted. If it has I will have to get it framed. I had a hard time with the background trees: the red and sienna hues kept wanting to come forward, so they had to be tamed. The rest was a lot of grunt work. Since it's the largest I have ever worked, it just took a lot of time and paint to complete. I don't have anything else to post right now: it's been cold and snowy here, I've been busy with work that actually pays (unlike art) and when the economy is bad and nothing is selling I feel less motivation to paint. I like painting whether I sell or not, but things have been slow and making money at this does have its place.

3 comments:

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love this. I want to see it in person.

Anonymous said...

wow, i recognized it immediately, as someone who has looked upon this marsh everyday for years, you captured it beautifully, well done!

Slim Johnson said...

Thank you Lynn and Anon. The painting is off to the framers in preparation for the show it will be in next month.