Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Plein Air Landscape Painting for Halloween!, Jan Blencowe

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA
The Headless Scarecrow, 8x10, oil on panel
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This quote from Henry James reminded me so much of my Headless Scarecrow!

“He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.”- Henry James

Here's a landscape painting that's a bit more whimsical than ususal. A hazy sky and a headless scarecrow lend themselves to this Halloweenish scene. I painted this one for the sheer fun and pleasure of it. It was so much fun to play up the mood. Eventhough the subject matter is playful, the handling is tonalist and expressive.

I'm super busy right now preparing for next week's demo and I'm taking two art marketing class simultaneously! Not sure why I did that to my self since they are both several weeks long and involve homework. Hard homework!

I also need to get painting for the October Challenge painting competition on Facebook. I am hoping get started on a new painting tomorrow. I'll let you know how that goes.

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