Yesterday I found this spot at Lake Mineral Wells while exploring and returned to paint it today. The lake has several little docks scattered around for fishing, or painting in my case. Almost all of them are somewhat hidden and require a short hike to get to. This one was no exception. It's about a 10 minute hike straight down the rocky hillside. This gave me a chance to try out my new backpack straps for my easel. The straps worked great and made traveling with a french easel much easier! Luckily, no one was fishing off of this pier so I was able to set up my equipment and paint in almost totally seclusion. The dock was just further enough out that I could turn around and get a nice view of the shore line.
This painting is again one of the samples from RayMar. This one is the double primed linen. I liked it, but it really requires a heavy use of paint to cover the texture of the linen. It's also one of the more expensive panels they make. I haven't made up my mind whether I like this panel or not. It was enjoyable to paint on and easy to manipulate the paint on the canvas, but there was something that felt "off" to me. I just can't put my finger on it yet. I may have to try a few more of these before I make my mind up.
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Size:6 inches x 8 inches on canvas panel.
Medium: Original Oil Painting
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Signed on front. Signed and dated on back.