‘Little Cabin in the Woods no. 2’ is an imaginary setting featuring an old cabin like the one on our property and a large white oak tree like the one in our front yard.
I like to paint variations of this scene. This is the second one. The first one was a watercolor. No two will be very similar to each other. Click this link to see it. It’s a scene influenced a lot by my surroundings here in the Ozarks.
See Little Cabin in the Woods No. 2 Progression
Here’s where you can see the progression of this painting, if you would like see it from start to finish.
All of the color is from rocks I’ve foraged right here at Wild Ozark. Those sources include:
- Red sandstone
- Russet sandstone
- Black stone (magnetite)
- Creek shale
- Yellow sandstone
- Green siltstone
The non-color white is from titanium, and it is a pigment I purchase. Unfortunately, I haven’t found anything locally to make an opaque color light enough to use for blending or adjusting values. Limestone is nearly transparent in oil, and the lightest neutral color is still too dark to lighten the other colors. I’ve resigned myself to needing to use this outside source on my palette, as much as it pains me to do so.