Knife-painting at Great Falls

Who needs brushes? I did this painting entirely with a painting knife. It depicts the Virginia side of Great Falls National Park, on a balmy Halloween. In fact, painting with a knife reminds me of carving Jack-O-Lanterns: it's messy but fun, and you end up with something scary.

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Tavern at Great Falls

Plein air painters love The Great Falls National Park, and for good reason: there's no shortage of interesting subjects. I visited the Maryland side of the park today and started this painting. This old tavern stands guard by a lock on the venerable C&O Canal. The picture needs work; the only question is when I'll revisit the park. maybe later this week.

"Tavern at Great Falls," oil on panel, 9" x 12" (2017) (work in progress).

"Tavern at Great Falls," oil on panel, 9" x 12" (2017) (work in progress).