Sunday, January 04, 2009

Evensong a Tonalist Landscape- Sold

Evensong Tonalist Landscape, painting by Jan Blencowe


About This Painting: Tonalist Sunset

Nota Bene:

The surface of the painting, as you can see in the photo above, is a little patchy, that becasue some of the areas of paint have sunken and gone a little dull. However,once this is sealed and varnished the entire surface will have a uniform rich, glossy appearance.

Title: Evensong
Artist: Jan Blencowe

Media: acrylic on linen
Size: 10 in X 10 in (25.4 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $150 USD + $7 s/h in the USA

How to Purchase:
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You may remember this painting from a prior post. It's been sitting in the studio along with tomorrow's painting, Morning Light, both of which I decided needed more work to be truly successful paintings. I'm in the process of transitioning from direct, alla prima, painting to indirect painting methods and I'm more willing to go back days, weeks, even months later to re-work paintings to improve them or completely transform them. Also the sfumato, scumbling, and glazing techinques I use so much to create mystery, mood and atmosphere take a while to build up even using acrylics. My whole focus this year is going to be on slowing down, and giving each painting the time and techinques it deserves. Visual poetry takes time. I'm not sure how this will impact my "painting a day" scenerio. I'll still be painting 5 days a week but I suspect you'll be seeing more works in progress and not so many dashed off in a day. I keep going back to the old agade anything worth doing is worth doing right, and the truth is these type of paintings will often take more than a day to finish. When the spring comes I'll be back outside painting plein air some of the time and then I'll have some alla prima works to show. but for right now in the heart of winter I'm content to be in the studio, slowing down and exploring techniques that take a little more time. Thanks for sticking with me during this slower pace!

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