Monday, January 9, 2017
After painting on location and from imagination, sometimes it is good to find artists that you admire and emulate their styles and colors in order to learn from the masters. I really admire Roger Bansemer for his down home images and rich colors. As I continue to work on my Parkway Series I take time out to look at his work and the work of Julian Merrow-Smith whose plein air paintings I love for their space perspection and brushwork. New ideas, new beginnings, the new year become exciting with anticipation of new paintings!
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Two small paintings of Brughs Tavern (bottom photo) were begun yesterday at Explore Park. We had great weather until about two in the afternoon when a thunderstorm put a stop to our fun! I still need to finish them up but plein air painting captures the moment in time with such immediacy - fun but challenging.....
Friday, April 15, 2016
Value Patterns are quick gestures of the dark shapes in a composition. After beginning these three paintings with value sketches using black acrylic on a red canvas, I then finished each one from imagination - not referring to a photo or painting on location like I usually do. This is stretching me to do something different and to explore the shapes, reflective light, and color theory rather than just translate what is before me.