Thursday, January 11, 2007

Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass
12"x16" Oil on Masonite Panel

This is a scene of the pampas grass that lines my driveway. The plumes of this grass are always catching the sunlight and when the wind is blowing their plumes are like the feathers blowing in the wind. I've been wanting to paint them for a long time now and right before Christmas I did. I like masonite panel because it gives the painting this nice texture that you don't get with canvas.

Painting plants allows a lot of freedom to do as you please which is nice. Also, the painting was done over a tinted ground which was rubbed on with a paper towel...I then painted over this with a brush putting in the details.

A detail of the painting....

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