I’ve had an intensive week of painting. It’s been a couple of years since I did oils on canvas. I’ve been painting on my printmaking paper, and I like the texture and immediacy of that, but this week I had a sudden urge to paint larger. I’ve been thinking about several images for a while now, and I just dove in. I bought three 30x40” canvases and took off. None are quite done, but it’s a nicely solid amount of progress.
The first one I started was one of Mr. Darcy in the lake out at the farm. I rode out with my dad after getting home and took several photos as he walked into the lake to get cool. This is a composite of those photos.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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