This blog showcases small and large paintings depicting landscapes, wildlife, and still life subjects. Selected paintings are for sale.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Completed Bridge Painting

I guess I jumped the gun and then never followed through. For those of you who have been looking at the unfinished painting (see posting from June), here's the painting in final form. I have had this painting prepared for giclee prints (12-1/2" x 12-1/2" image with a 1-3/4" collar and title). If you're interested in purchasing a print the price would be $84 unframed, plus shipping and handling. Eventually I will set up a PayPal for this but right now I just don't have time.

For folks out there who may be unfamiliar with this particular bridge here's a bit of its history taken from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources:

"The Casselman River Bridge (built in 1813), with its 80 foot span, was the longest single span stone arch bridge in the world during the era of the National Road. The bridge crosses an area named Little Crossings. In 1755 George Washington, then a young military aide, was on the staff of British General Edward Braddock. Braddock led an army against a French fort near what is now known as Pittsburgh. Braddock's army forded the river at Little Crossings and also retreated back over the same spot after being defeated soundly by the French."

I appreciate the nice comments! This painting was a fair amount of work. ;-)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jumpstarting the Blog....

Yes, I know it's been a looong time since the last posting, but hey, I've been a busy person. I am happy to report that I have made significant progress on my painting of the Casselman Bridge, and that the progress has been steady -- no major missteps, all forward progress.

I'm in one of the harder parts of the painting now, the foreground water. Glazing medium works quite well, giving the acrylics an even smoother application. This helps when blending colors on canvas in long strokes.

I can't really think of anything more to say really. Except, I suppose I would call this painting, compositionally, a circle in a square or an arc in a square.

Enjoy the painting!

Casselman River Bridge (in progress)
18 x18 acrylic on stretched canvas

Note: See the posting from November 2007 if you're curious about what the painting looked like in the early stages.