My painting for the day.
Oil on panel
My friend Tim Malles with his painting
Mrs Tim with their dog. She was our support system for the day.
Notes From My Residency Journal
I paint in this park now and then with my friend Tim. He is a terrific person and a fine painter. We enjoy the time to talk shop as we seldom have time together. It is a relaxed morning and we do one painting before we go our separate ways, he to picnic with his wife and I to head for my studio right down the road. The park is only about 3 miles from my painting studio.
I've been painting this champion live oak for many years and it challenges me every time. It is so massive that I have difficulty fitting it into a small format. It screams for a large surface. I did a studio painting of it once in 30x36 inch format and it was pretty accurate. I do love the challenge of painting it.
A fun day painting with a friend always hits the spot!