Across the Field

Impressionist oil landscape sketch by artist Steve Allrich

Across the Field
12"x12" | Oil on panel
Steve Allrich

A favorite Cape Cod motif. There were a couple of clear challenges here: first, to capture the subtle variations in the greens in the marsh; and second, to show depth into the picture plane in what is a pretty simple composition. I tried to enhance the feeling of distance by making the brushstrokes in the foreground larger and more obvious, and those in the background smaller and more subtle.