|Linover Park, 6" X 8", Oil on panel, 2010|
This piece began life as a pen and ink sketch during the first kid's soccer carreer.
|Linover Park sketch, 1993|
Some time later I glued it down to a panel and used my tinted gum arabic method to develop the tonal qualities, exploring that idea of a rapid oil painting approach. Aaa. Threw it in a drawer along with several other similar plaques. I found it a couple years ago, set up a pallet and slopped the paint on for old time's sake (the first time with oils in twenty years). I observed it for over a year, and then last winter just before I started this blog I finished it with the glazing, tuning and the foreground shadow (which it needed bad).
This thing started out when my first kid was about 10, he's now 27. All those games, all that life, all the art. Haven't been to Linover in years.
Update: Out of curiosity and LW's comment, I just went over to grab a shot. Looks like they still have up the bunting from opening day, and the trees are getting a bit yellower.
|Linover Park, 2011|