Tuesday, August 04, 2009

August Wildflowers, Tonalist Landscape

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA

12x24, acrylic on linen, unframed

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I've been sick for a couple of weeks and the weather has been foggy and rainy with lots of thunderstorms making painting plein air difficult. I'm anxious to start a new large painting, a 24x30 nocturne, based on a plein air painting from a few years ago. I've been doodling around in my sketchbook trying to re-work the composition which needs to have the pictorial space opened up some more, but I just can't seem to hit on the right configuration.

One of my problems is that I'm still in the midst of de-cluttering and re-organizing my studio and I think that I just cannot get into the zone with that on my mind and I can't bring myself to set up for a large easel painting in the middle of the chaos.

So perhaps it's first things first and I get the studio back in order before I take on another painting. That may be a bit yet though, re-organizing is a task I find difficult and tend to go slowly with.

Stay tuned at the very least I'll have some sketches and maybe a plein air or two if the weather cooperates.


The Carolina Quilter said...

Beautiful and luminous as is all of your work.


Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Jody,

Thanks so much for visiting today! I'm glad your enjoying the muninous quality of the paintings. Glazing and soft edges help create that effect.