Because of the proximal special day called 4-20, which is focused on grass, I attended to that part of recent paintings. Grass was the first great challenge for me when as a 13 year old I was favored with oil paints. The frustrations of representing the grassy patch of yard at our home are still fresh. Green, as it turns out, is the color for which our eyes are best equipped to differentiate one hue from the others.
My little patch of grass was too bright, too dark, too blotchy and too wrong.
Years later as I drove to and from my office job I observed the grasses along the way. After a year of that, I took what I learned and applied it to a landscape inspired by Monets oatfield compositions. It turned out well.
The paintings I’ve recently attended to had unresolved grass detail. Here is what I came up with. Both were modeled by Leah.