Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Greenville, Texas

This painting study was done in my studio between classes and is from a photo I took a couple of months ago when I went down to Texas. As a kid, I used to wander around downtown Greenville because it is where my parents grew up and we would visit my grandparents there during the summer. I started a sketch of the Texan theater but ended up walking all over town photographing the places I used to go. This is an old grain mill and I love the composition of these elements. It was a frustrating study because it felt overwhemingly complex to deal with the detail in the foreground. I hope I come back to it. Oil on panel (11x14)

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