About everyday I see this scene. It almost always presents itself in a different light. At this moment the colors were amazing. At the end of the summer's one green season. This is the upper Delaware River about two miles south of Skinners falls. The challenge was getting all the stuff happening on such a small panel. I decided to neutralize my color with the Sloan neutral mixes. The brush strokes are contoured with the land, tree and water features. I did most of this with pretty big brushes. I painted this so I could try to capture the clouds and sky. I’m happy with that result. I may do a few things to it as it dries down.
One thing I thought about as I painted this its how we see. My eyes don’t see everything in focus. That is not to say that the things I’m not focusing on are out of focus. If I stand back a little from this painting I see that happening in the painting. This must be some natural way of seeing that I never thought of. Now it eating a hole in my brain. So much realism is painted at f22. All things in focus.