Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Heat in the Bend"


OIl on panel, 8"x10"

This is another painting that was started on location in Big Bend National Park. I had pulled off to the side of the main park road and set up to do this painting. It was getting late in the day and I noticed to the west of me, an isolated storm erupted over Tule mountain. Shortly after that, the wind began to gust and picked my easel up with painting attached and tossed it into the air. Luckily it came right to me and I was able to grab it from flight and rescue the painting but it happened to spill all of my turp on the road. So that ended my painting for the day.

3 comments:

artistaitaliana said...

Fabulous work, excellent composition!

Karen Werner said...

You really captured the heat in this one. Glad you spared it from the wind!

David Forks said...

Thanks for the comments and yes I am glad I spared it as well Karen. I had about all but the foreground completed when that happened.