Clear Creek Logjam Casting about for something to paint this past week, I riffled through my boxes of photos. In the process, I remembered a photo I had taken of Clear Creek years ago. In the middle of the stream was an island with large sycamore against which was piled debris from the occasional floods. The scene, I thought, had potential. I never found the photo so I painted the scene from memory. This is a handy technique, I'm told, for avoiding extraneous detail, the bane of my painting.
Welcome to my studio. I'm a second career artist and love to paint plein aire as well as in the studio. Out of the way places are favorite spots especially when I can go with fellow artists. Kentucky has more streams than any state except Alaska and they afford great views. Old barns and farmland are also fun spots to find subjects. I hope you enjoy the new paintings shown and the stories behind them. And please feel free to comment.