SYCAMORE ON TWIN CREEK

Watch this time lapse video that was made using a GoPro HERO4 Camera

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An Original Oil Painting executed en plein air by Fine Artist Jeremiah Jolliff

I have always held a fascination of the gnarly patterns that tree roots create near a stream.  It reminds me of that old-time gospel song “I shall not be Moved” i heard as a child in church.  Of course that song was based on Jeremiah 17:8 “For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”

There were so many great greens in this painting.  Many of the creeks here in the mid-west have a lot of tannen and sediment.  The combination of those two things creates a marvelous Oxide of Chromium Green.  Where the light was shining through the leaves there was an excellent green the was bedazzled by a brilliantly warm Cadmium Yellow Light.  The bundles of leaves in the foreground had a lot of Viridian enlivened by Alizarin Crimson.  Besides all the wondrous colors in this plein air painting, there were also so many mosquitos.  A true trademark of a plein air painter is often times many insects stuck in the paint.  Perhaps one day some curator will try to pick them out which would absolutely decrease the value.

Cultivating scenes from remote areas is an exciting task.  It was a very enjoyable time lugging all my painting gear up Twin Creek near Gratis Ohio because it was a hot day and it is a pleasure to be walking in the cool water barefoot.  Plein air painting is an adventure that leads to new adventures unimaginable.

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