New Painting of the Boise Depot

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Last week the 2018 season of the British show “Landscape Artist of the Year” came on tv and it inspired me, once again, to try my hand at it.  I so admire any artist who can produce a very creditable landscape in just four hours under competition pressure when I struggle to do anything vaguely pleasing in a week time.

I have tried to keep this loose and flowing and not be hung up on details.  I am pleased with it so far.  It’s at the point now that I have to be careful not to be afraid to lay more paint on and just go ahead and do it.  That is one thing I noticed in the show.  Mostly, they just went in and did it – and knew when to stop.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. denisebushphoto
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 15:26:27

    That’s cool that a show inspired you to try something different. And it looks like a very different kind of depot too. Is this a feature on the grounds of the depot?


    • ruthsartwork
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 08:51:27

      Yes, it is. There is a large water feature on the train depot site and I have totally enjoyed painting several different views of it. As for the show, I have watched it for several seasons and am awed every time I see it. I have enough trouble doing these landscapes over days in my studio. I could never make anything half as good as those people do in just four hours.


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