|Road to Los Alamos, 8" by 10" oil|
It's been sitting here drying for weeks, and I put on a light coat of retouching varnish this week. It'll have to dry another five months before the final varnish. But. First oil. Hanging! There's a slight bluish tint to the photograph I can't seem to correct, but this was exciting.
|A month ago|
I'm hesitant to start another, because they take so much time, and I'm short on that right now. I do know that when I'm painting, the rest of the world goes away.
With each brush stroke, I'm experimenting, and growing in wonder at what my Dad and other oil painters have accomplished.
I guess it's fitting that the road to Los Alamos, New Mexico, is a twisting, uphill journey in beautiful country.