Wayside Inn Grist Mill Water Wheel. 20” x 16”. Oil on Linen Panel.
The Attleboro Art Museum is having a juried show later this month (June, 2013). The theme is “What goes around.” I decided last fall I’d like to enter this show. I chose this historic water wheel in Sudbury, MA as my subject. I did three studies (the bottom three) and then — working from them along with photos I took — painted the full size piece (top). It was a lot of fun and the result is probably one of my best paintings.
I found out a little over a week ago my painting wasn’t accepted into the show. Oh well. It’s the painting I truly enjoy and having a clear goal helped motivate me to stretch my abilities.
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