Friday, September 30, 2011

Pochade Painting Mt Tom

This was a quick plein air sketch done in late August with lots of juicy paint and a pallet knife on 9x12 Ray-Mar panel.

The view is across a portion of Paradise Pond in Easthampton, MA, looking toward Mt. Tom.

It is an attempt to use three specific transparent primaries, plus white. It is also an attempt to put more paint onto the canvas. If I can maintain the strength of color, and boldness and gesture,  while bringing in a bit more "considered" detail, I would be happy.

("The Real Color Wheel," by Don Jusko.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

August Skies

The skies of summer were breath taking this year.
Thunder storm clouds formed in the azure skies each  hot afternoon.

Summer Skies: Oil on Linen, 14x18
The barns in the painting are on Park Hill Road, in Easthampton, MA.