Saturday, February 1, 2014

Another fauvalicious painting

Praise the Lord, my soul!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
All that is within me, the deepest of my being
Praise the Lord, my soul!

Everything that breathes,
All that eyes can see,
Giving testimony to His greatness only,
Bless the Lord, the Maker of all,
Only He is worthy!
With the angels we must fall to our knees.
Even the rocks cry out His name,
All creation sings His praise!

words & music by Dick and Melodie Tunney -- © 1993


Around the Bend  © Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
10 x 8 inches • oil on GessobordTM
private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana

Here’s another of my paintings using the alla prima method. This is winding country road which runs alongside a bayou just up the road from us. Even though we’re not quite there yet, season-wise, I’ve chosen to paint the trees in all their springtime splendor. 

One thing I’m discovering about painting this way (wet-in-wet) is that in order to keep the colors from getting muddy I have to apply the paint thicker and do only one or two strokes at a time before wiping my brush. At first this slowed me down a bit, but once I got a rhythm going this one moved right along, and I LOVE the buttery feel of the thick paint going on!


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

This one makes me feel that Spring is just around the bend....we really need it this year after the horrible winter of rain, wind, rain, wind and more rain and wind :)

Fuzz said...

The colours are glorious :)

Fuzz said...

glorious colours :)

Karen M Schmidt said...

I agree wholeheartedly, Elizabeth! I can hardly wait for spring to actually arrive. We've had a really cold winter, too (though not quite as cold as you, I bet ;) Spring keeps teasing us, popping her head out every now and then for a bit, but I see that our rain & cold temps are going to be back with us for the next week or so at least!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Thanks so much, Sharon! (aka Fuzz) … I looked you up and found out your name from your Etsy store ;)
I hope you have a wonderful 2014!

Adina Henderson said...

Stunning. And the words beforehand are stunning too!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Thanks so much, Adina! The quote is from one of my absolute favorite anthems that we sing in our church choir, "All Creation Sings." So glorious!