Thursday, May 24, 2007

Barry Smylie

An untitled painting by Barry Smylie.

I guess it was near the end of April when Paul and I got back together at the same place on the Ganaraska River. It was a fairly nice day with the fish spawning. We were getting a little crazy when we choose an old willow to paint which had been walking away from the river going north by sending down branches into the ground to make new roots. We both agreed that it is necessary to choose plausible and believable subjects but we painted it anyway. I was beginning to have fun with the calligraphy of the big brush.

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