Tuesday, August 30, 2011

through the grapevine

I have been unofficially involved in the Northwest Plein Air paint out associated with the Columbia Center for the Arts, and have a new appreciation and respect for the plein air painter!  The ability to compose a successful painting from all the information in the outdoors is quite a challenge.  In addition to  dealing with the elements of sun, wind and rain etc., the artist must create his/her masterpiece in a relatively short period of time.  Light and shadow are continually changing making time the essence of the piece.  I am much more familiar with the comforts of my studio and working from photographs for reference that don't change every time i look at them!  The Plein Air show opens this Friday at the Columbia Art Gallery, hope to see you there. SOLD

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Maxwell's Blues

It has been a while since I have posted images.  I have been on the road participating in fine art festivals. Most recently, Park City, Utah and Aspen, Colorado!  On vacation at the moment in Southern California with family for a little surfing and regrouping!  It has been a few weeks since i have painted and i am kind of jonesing to CREATE!!!!  This piece is sold a few years ago and i found it in my archives and the palate reminds me of Maxwell Parish.  SOLD