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9x12" oil on canvas panel.
A holler is a small tight Appalachian valley — Waffle Hut slang. This one is right behind my house and I paint there often. In fact I'm fix'in to go down there now.
Tags: Cahill, Ed, Georgia, North, Suburban
Very nice work Ed.
Reminds me of the atmosphere I experienced on many a small game hunt (years ago) in the north eastern woods in NY. I can picture the grouse bolting up from the ground as the leavces crunch under my feet.Nice feel.
I agree on the feel of this. It reminds me of sensation of being down there just looking at it. Some painters profess that color is secondary to the drawing aspect —I agree you must be an able draughtsman, but color sets a mood like nothing else. That's why I love plein air it has that ability to capture the mood of the moment.
You are correct, Ed, about color evoking a mood. Also correct about being a good draftsman. The 3rd element that often gets overlooked is value. If the value relationships are not spot on, the whole painting suffers. When I do a painting (giving away secrets), my underpainting is a finished monochomatic painting in umbers. That way, I know the values read properly. Then I add just enough color to bring it to life.
I was being hurried out the door before I was finished with my comment. I also wanted to say that you handle your values very well. Very nice work, Ed.
Ed I have looked at this lovely painting more than a few times. It reminds me of the wooded area in New York State where I use to live.
Thanks Bob, and Lynne —I occasionally do a good one, Even a blind pig...
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