Working from a photo of my brother and RS at Cache Creek in the Clear Lake area, I wanted to capture the laziness of this July 4th moment. In looking for an added element to the composition, I incorporated a setting from “The Hobbit”, the Shire. “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” hold a special place in our literary hearts. Additionally, I challenged my artistic abilities by constraining myself to the use of a plastic palette knife for this painting.
OUR SHIRE, 2016
Oil on canvas with palette knife