Monday, July 27, 2009

SOLD-Mystic Garden, Plein Air Painting

Mystic Garden, Plein Air Painting, painting by Jan Blencowe

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA

About This Painting:
Fellow Daily Painter
Roxanne Steed and I got together to paint her beautiful garden over the week end. It's always a delight to paint alongside another artist. Monet, Manet and Renoir often painted together in Monet's Garden or at the famous "frog pond".

Above is Renoir's painting of Camille and young Jean Monet in their garden.....standing beside him, also painting was Edouard Manet, below is his rendition of the same scene...

Painting the Frog Pond Together...

Claude Monet and Pierre Renoir set up their easels at a popular swimming spot, The Frog Pond, and painted the scene before them. Above is Renoir's version, below Monet's.

Pissarro and Cezanne painted together on location early in Cezanne's career both artists certainly benefitted from their association. Pissaro and Cezanne painted together at Louveciennes and Pontoise.

Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro rarely painted side by side. Cézanne's solitary nature and obsessive working methods would not permit it, just as the latter's sense of art as a common, progressive enterprise would soon take him other places. However, they painted in front of and in direct response to each other's work. Besides a friendship, they also shared a peculiar space all their own, at the edge of Impressionism. Geographically, that meant Pontoise, twenty-five miles northwest of Paris, although Cézanne begged his friend to follow him to the south of France. By disposition, it meant two restless artists poring over Impressionist techniques and subject matter in search of a more lasting future. ~ from O, Pioneers by John Haber, read the full text here.

Style: plein air impressionism
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $150 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD
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Alicia said...

After painting so many gardens, you must have become an expert on that. Why don't you post a tutorial, or some tips on painting different shades of greenery in oil paintings. I will expect more quality posts from you. Thank you.

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Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Alicia,

If you go to my YouTube Channel (use the widget in the sidebar) I do have a video demonstrating how to mix a variety of greens.