Trees on dirt road at sunrise, 16x20 oil painting

Easter Sunday Morning Oil Painting

Today I had a lovely photograph to work from, taken by Susanna Holstein, and I was feeling confident enough to try a 16×20 canvas board.

Trees on dirt road, by Susanna Holstein
Trees on dirt road, photo by Susanna Holstein, used with permission

The trees were an experiment in not going bananas, but I persevered and was pretty pleased with the end result.

I remembered not to mix my yellows and blue on the sky, and didn’t end up with a weird “there’s a tornado coming” green sky.

And I was simply pleased to have a painting go well this time, after all the ones I end up wiping off!

Easter Sunday Morning oil painting final
Easter Sunday Morning oil painting final

I want to say a special thank you to all of you who support me on Patreon! You pay for my paints, mediums, brushes, canvases, and other supplies. You cheer for me when I’m making progress, and when I haven’t had success for what seems like ages.

You’re the very best, and I’m grateful for your support!


You can find more photos and blog posts by Susanna Holstein—storyteller, gardener, poet, & West Virginia homesteader—at her website, Granny Sue’s News and Reviews.

4 comments on “Easter Sunday Morning Oil Painting

  1. It came out beautifully, Lisa! I am so impressed.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe

      I’m so glad you like it!! As soon as I saw your photo, I knew I wanted to paint it. That road is such an invitation, isn’t it? I’m very pleased with the finished piece, too. 🙂

  2. Rachel Tillinghast

    Nice! I’m just learning of your work. You captured Susanna’s world beautifully.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe

      Thank you, Rachel! I’m so glad you took the time to let me know. I’m new to painting, and especially new to oil painting, so I’m still learning, but photos like this one of Sue’s inspire!

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