This is a oil sketch, based on a previous painting.I've been hanging around with Michael Lindstrom and I thought I would try to emulate some of his impasto painting style. I succeeded in some areas....great fun and I might revisit it, after it dries some, so I can go even thicker.
(..and here is Michael and Nila, members of the Columbia River Art Group, in a recent art discussion meeting). During the last get together we talked about how artists often form groups...but enjoy painting in solitary too. The ideal, one presumes, might be to strike that balance, so one is not doing too much of one or the other.
I'm very grateful for my art friends!
(Top photo) Oil sketch, Celeste Bergin, Cow, oil on 8x8 gessoed hardboard
Photo 2 Michael Lindstrom and Nila Baker