Works of Art

From Ben’s Journal

Madison River (Palisades)

Noon – 6:00PM
60 degrees
36 x 48 inches acrylic on polycarbonate

Getting into the swing of summer with caddis flies swarming the banks, river levels dropping and the sun beating the shore to start off the day. It would be short lived as the Palisades sat directly under a column of clouds that brought rain, hail, and wind for a couple hours that were unrelenting. The painting process was broken into two different time segments of the painting being seen in the sun, then the storm hits and runs a little of the paint down the surface. The latter part of the painting takes on the dark and brooding day with bright tones being dulled down and Payne's Grey bringing in the hard contrast. This painting is a very honest happening to the art and day it is created. Almost the perfect recording of potential rain being intercepted and joined as only a representation of the river.

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