6x8 oil on mahogany board
Now that my church project is complete I am happy to be able to find some time to paint with friends.This week I joined the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters for a brisk morning paint out. Cecelia found an interesting place for us to paint. The Lincoln Colored Cemetery is full of old Civil War graves, most of them were older than the surrounding trees. I decided to focus in on the shapes of some of the stones. I was also experimenting with a new surface, a clear primed mahogany board. I enjoyed using this smooth surface as an alternative to the canvas texture which I am sometimes fighting with. The warm wood color also made a nice base which peeks through the paint in areas.