40 MaxPosted: September 11, 2012
Two days ago my sketching friend Helmut Langeder commented on the blog that once a gallery owner had asked him to remove telephone poles from one of his paintings. Luckily he paints mostly in oil and the poles were easy to take out, although it seems he did it reluctantly. That story reminded me of how much I love painting these utility poles and how few I had done this summer. I painted on the same 240 lb paper as yesterday’s experiment but I think I will have to get rid of this stock that I have had around for too long. There are some weird spots in paper that absorb too much paint, but luckily it’s in the foreground foliage area and not that noticeable.