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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lengthening Days

"Lengthening Days" oil on canvas panel, 11x14"

This was the last painting of the day for my Sunday painting trip to the orchards. This was one of the older orchards I found, filled with trees that had wonderful gnarled branches from years of pruning.


At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

enjoy seeing/reading your blog. enjoy the surprise of some of the familiar places you visit.

i was wondering though, do you have a favorite array of brushes you use?

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Kris Shanks said...

I use primarily filberts and small round bristle brushes. I'm particularly partial to Robert Simmons brushes, but I've had a hard time finding them recently, so I've been experimenting with some other brands. I like filberts because they leave soft edges and they're so versatile. I can make a wonderful array of different marks with just one brush. Although I carry about 20 different brushes with me, most paintings I only use 3-5 of them.

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the reply. i really like the 'soft edge' way you sculpt light and shadow.

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Susan Cornelis said...

You captured the shimmering of blossoms and light. This one is my favorite!


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