Thursday, September 17, 2009


Parkway Series # 10 12 x 16 oil $85.

I love working in "plein air", however, most of the time I am forced to work from photographs. Working from photographs has its advantages, like being able to turn the photo upside down or side ways to get another perspective on the composition. But one of my goals in daily painting is to free myself from the photograph. In painting landscapes, the artist has much more freedom to be a designer. If the compostition calls for a stronger horizontal, I can add a tree limb. With other genres, it seems that changes would be harder; with portraiture it is hard to add another arm!

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