10x10 inches, acrylic on paper
I've been wanting to paint a series of acrylic landscapes that were fairly loose and bordering on abstract, and then I just kept adding details. Still, I did something I had been wanting to try. I liked a reference photo I took of a road in the Palouse of eastern Washington, so I dug it out. I took the picture in May, so the hills were a brilliant emerald, but here I decided to see if I could imagine the setting in winter. I heard from a distant cousin there last week that there hasn't been much snow, but that didn't stop me. I spent way longer on it than I planned this morning, but I'm glad I gave the scene a try at last. Scenes like this are what I remember from growing up on my family farm - lots of brilliant sky morning and evening.
My plan is to mount the painting on a cradled board that I've painted a dark charcoal color. After it dried, I'll varnish the whole thing, and wire it.