Cool Breeze ©2016 Karen Mathison Schmidt
10 x 10 inches • oil on ⅛" archival Gessobord panel
gloss varnish (UV protective)
NOTE: this one is fresh off the easel, and will be ready to ship August 2
$225 (FREE SHIPPING IN U.S.)
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I was in a California craftsman kind of mood today, so I set out to really simplify this Louisiana landscape and evoke a really fresh summertime feel. So peaceful painting this afternoon, imagining myself walking in the shade of these trees, alongside a cool lake. Pure summertime joy!
My initial drawing was very stylized ...
... and then as usual my acrylic underpainting was bold and vivid!
I added my oils over the underpainting in large areas of mostly flat color,
to keep the simple, bold feel.
And here's the painting with a few fun finishing touches.