|11" x 14" Oil on Canvas Panel|
The main differences between this painting and the previous one are that more space in the composition was given to the mountains and less to the road. Also, the canvas panel is a slightly smaller size.
But there's another reason I painted this scene again...
A couple weeks ago I was headed out to the weekly drawing session. To be prepared I took pastels and oil paints in case I wanted to use one of those mediums instead of the usual charcoal. And I took the painting of the bench trail to show to the others who attend the drawing session. As I struggled to get everything into the car, I set the painting on top of the car so I could focus on loading the equipment.
Do you see where this is going?
Have you ever put a drink or sunglasses on top of your car as you dealt with other distractions before driving away, and forgot about what you had left on the roof? Well...
I. Forgot. About. The Painting!
It was rush hour and traffic was snarled. It took some time to find a place to turn around and go back for the painting. When I reached it, this is what I found:
|None of these tire tracks are mine. I checked.|
Maybe the Museum of Modern Art would be interested in the tire tracks, if I give it an obscure and obfuscated enough title...