Finally got around to finishing this painting today. Had to take a long break from painting because of other activities. After some advice from Dean Thomas I changed the composition slightly, adding some curve to the path. I love the woods and the mysteries held within it. I want to go further down the path and disappear into embrace of the forest. Who knows what is to be found in there.
And so here it is; my first oil in ages was completed tonight. What an adjustment from watercolor. It all seemed to go much faster. I'm fairly happy with it. Hopefully, it dries quickly so I can get it framed and shipped to Mom by next Tuesday for her 84th birthday.
Decided to let my freak flag fly today. After painting in only watercolors for the past 3 years I went out today and bought some oil paints and a canvas. For the first time since around 1983 I'm grooving on the smell of linseed oil. Very satisfying.