This low water bridge crosses Felkins creek a couple of times on our long dirt road home. I go out often to the bridge closest to our house, about a mile from the back door. In summer it offers a fun place to wade and fish for the grand kids. For me it is a source of pigments year round. Many of the colors I use to make my paints came from right here at this creek. ‘Felkins Creek in Summer’ is available either in vertical or horizontal orientation. Both were painted plein air in June 2020.
For more information on the various pigments I use, visit this page. We are blessed with an abundance of sandstone in various hues. These make up the bulk of my pigment sources, and most of them come from Felkins creek. Many are also gathered at our own little branch that spills into Felkins and from the rocky shores of King’s river downstream from where Felkins joins the river.
I like to frame paintings in a frame size larger than the painting. For small works like this one I’d recommend an 8 x 10″ frame with a double mat. You could also use a 5 x 7″ frame, but I like the wider mats that can be used with a larger frame. Glazing should be TruVue or another brand of glass or acrylic that offers UV protection.
Regardless of what you prefer as how it ‘looks’, the following is very important: Never allow the glass (or acrylic) to touch the painting. A double mat alone will often be enough but spacers will ensure a gap between glazing and painted surface.