Saturday, June 13, 2009


 One of my very first paintings I gave to my sister(back in late 60's). Some years after on one of my visits,  I noticed it needed some work. Her  husband's heavy smoking gave the whole thing a yellowed pall, and something had dripped on it.   I took it home to give it a makeover.

After sealing with spray fixative, I went over the whole thing with fresh [Oil] paint; striving for better colors & composition.

I narrowed the river, rearranged pines, added a tree which looks dead, but I like the pattern of its naked branches.  The red-earth foreground with abrupt cliffs did not belong in this misty-moist scenario.  So they got covered over with grass & wildflowers.   

After complete drying time a thin coat of damar varnish to protect its colors & give a slight sheen. 

Even the frame got a fresh stain & varnish. 


  1. Wow, it looks so much better. More vivid, and earthy. I want to go there. I think it would smell good, and be relaxing and peaceful.


  2. and i'm the lucky girl to have it on my wall! thanks, Mom and Aunt Barb

  3. Out of all of your paintings I've seen so far, this one is my very favorite! I love the greens in it.