Desoto Bend, 1989

18x24, acrylic on canvas
Collection of the Artist

I took a picture on a beautiful autumn day at the Desoto Bend Wildlife Refuge. I went to Halsey to study with Tim Saska, a painter from Lubbock, Texas. I had seen his work in the Artist's Magazine and wanted to see him work. Tim helped by demonstrating some leaves in the foreground trees. I learned that paint, to work well, must not be too liquid. That is so that you can drag the paint and let the support do most of the work for you. A great lesson. Tim has since passed--it was great to paint with him.

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