Tried a little tonal painting today after the American painter George Inness who studied the works of the Hudson River School Painters . Inness's property in Montclair, New Jersey, was the subject of many of his late works. In this winter scene, he captured the stillness of twilight in layers of thinly applied paint, evoking an atmosphere rather than recording topographical details. The artist’s son wrote of the painting: “There is nothing startling in this great work of art, and yet you are filled with a sense of bigness, grandeur, and the very conviction of truth and nature.”
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French and I can’t wait!
Friday, January 26, 2018
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Finished my Christmas painting for this year. I am using for my Christmas Card . I admit that I rushed to get finished! Used Vista Print for the cards , created it on line and Vista will send reliably to me shortly. I’ll be starting a new series on UART paper after the first of the year! ‘The Back Yard In Snow’ Pastel
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Just as many times as you want! That’s my answer at least.
This has been done before as it’s my favorite spot
On old cape cod to paint!
This was done on an 9x12 piece of Uart paper
Using various pastels over a coral underpainting.
The Uart was a 400 grit . This seems to be my go to
Paper and grit . I get many layers with this.
Starting with a hard pastel like nupastel and then
Layering in some unison,mt. Vision and Terry Ludwigs.
I also use nupastel as a blending pastel by layering
Ever so slightly over a few layers of soft pastel.
All my grass and weed colors come out of that box
Too. Hope you like this one.
The peaches are going back on the Easel for
Another try.I️ found them way too light.
Right now I’m working on my Christmas card for
This year! Stay tuned!