I finished this painting last Friday, the emotive landscape/dreamscape painting of the Newark Reservoir in Newark, Delaware:
My brush took me somewhere special. I just kept painting and painting wherever I felt was right at the time. I sketch for general composition, but not for details, so I did not really plan where I was going. I am really satisfied with how it turned out. To me, it was about depicting the emotional response I have to the landscape in the paint. The saturated colors and exaggerated lines reflect how I view the landscape. Even though it is abstracted and exaggerated, to me it looks realistic of the landscape as I know it. Again, it is in oil on 24 x 36" canvas.