American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole's Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
So I'm so loving the mini painting and plein aire ..I'm excited about my new Sienna plein aire pochade box , arranging pastels for a lanscape trip . I'm saving the ones I used for this painting of the Saratoga Geyser as I tend to use these greens and blues . I will add other colors as needed.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Prior to beginning his actual painting .I often underpaint but now I will do it every time the way he does.
The process satisfies the need to paint with a brush. I started by drawing shapes and blocking in solidly with opposing colors using lights and darks creating a value study and working out the composition. Then taking alcohol and a stiff bristle brush painting each area and letting seridipity take charge. Here is the underpainting .Stay tuned for the finished painting.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
FI had some small scraps of Wallis paper left over and some square frames with a mat opening of 5x5