River cane arching over the creek from the opposite shore, sycamore trees on the nearside. A path for nature-lovers and wildlife meanders over the roots. This is the foundation for my imaginary creek-side scene.
When I finished the Twisted Tree painting, the painting I was working on before this creek scene, there was brown (magnetite) paint left on my palette. Given the work it takes to make a tube of paint, wasting any at all is painful. So I used the dab of magnetite to make the underpainting for a new scene.
ETA for an imaginary creek-side
It’s finished and drying now. I’ll varnish and frame it next.
In the meantime, while it’s still on the easel, there’s a discount for pre-purchases. If you don’t like it when I’m finished, it’s refundable (minus credit card processor fees, which can be avoided by paying with a check).
Here’s how it looked throughout the painting process: