This one is pushing the limits for how much I like to put into a composition. When I'm deciding on what to paint, I try to keep this in mind: Choose something that you can radically simplify, and visualize as a finished painting. It doesn't take a lot to overwhelm me. So, I try to make sure I've chosen one "star of the show" and eliminated anything extraneous that happens to be in the scene before me. For instance there was a bunch of interesting rock and deadwood in the foreground, but I decided to ignore it in favor of keeping the idea simple.
PEACEFUL AS IT GETS
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
??x?? oil on canvas panel
subjective realist landscape paintings