A Little Side Note ~ Oklahoma Redbuds

Some time when I was pondering this Painter’s Block, I did this plein aire painting of the Oklahoma Redbuds.

Oklahoma Redbuds ©2017 Karin Naylor copy

12″ x 12″ oil on Ampersand Panel


I’m happy to say that this painting was featured on Open Studio Online. 🙂

It is probably evident that I have really been trying to be looser with my brush strokes, looser and more relaxed with my paintings in general. I think this is why I lack confidence, because I’m so nit-picky about details. This is one of the areas I realized that was causing this painter’s block. It is often scary going out of our comfort zones; we have to be willing to not just “test the waters”, but jump in. 🙂


2 thoughts on “A Little Side Note ~ Oklahoma Redbuds

  1. Here’s to jumping in! This is so wonderful, the light and the depth. I watched a program last night and it spoke about how our vision works, and that we see details in a very limited focus area. (Brain games on Netflix) made me think about how we, I try to include so many details, but that is not really how we see things. It was interesting 🙂


    1. I’ve been reading about that in Richard Schmid’s book Alla Prima. Very interesting and very true. But I actually enjoy both styles of painting. The ones that are super realistic and the ones that have the detail in the focal point and everything else is kind of a blur. It is interesting for sure!


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