Caution Construction Zone!
Welcome to the studio! This is my latest tonalist landscape painting, a work in progress.
I began this painting with a tiny ACEO size (2.5in. x 3.5 in) watercolor study. You can see it tacked up on the mast of the easel above the painting. This little study combines compositional elements from two previous paintings and a warm earthy color palette of olive greens, ochres, earth reds, and dusky purples.
This painting September Field II, provides the compositional device of plowed rows in a field, which capitalizes on perspective lines to draw the viewers eye into the pictorial space. This is the same device I use in todays work in progress in the distance, though it might be a little hard to see in the small photo of today's work in progress.
This is a very recent painting from just last week. I liked the "U" composition with the large trees and foliage framing the lighter distant view.
I often listen to music while I paint, selecting the piece specifically to inspire and match the mood of what I am creating. The painting I'm working on right now was inspired by the achingly beautiful piano piece, Thanksgiving, by George Winston. You can listen to it here
and see if you think the mood of the painting captures the mood of the music.
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Hudson River Landscapes Show
I have 5 paintings in this exhibit.
Dominican College, Sullivan Library, 1st fl. in the west wing of Rosary Hall
470 Western highway
Opening Sunday Nov. 1st, through Nov. 20th, 2009