Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Final Video & Finished Painting, Tonalist Marsh Landscape

copyright 2010, Jan Blencowe, Clinton, CT
Crossing Place, 24x30, acrylic on linen
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Here's a look at the final painting one more time and a video of the final analysis of the piece.
If you receive The Poetic Landscape via e-mail you can view the video on the blog or on YouTube.

I have a new painting on the easel (progress pic tomorrow!) and I've decided to make a series of 20 paintings in this same size 24x30, using this first painting as a starting point. Many will be marsh scenes and all will focus on a few characteristics to unify the series

Large sky area
textural surface
incorporate sgraffito
heavy atmosphere
large shapes
strong darks
sudbued color
glowing light

My basic idea is to convey the strength and enduring quality of the land even as tides ebb and flow and seasons change.  It is the large shapes and the dark ones especially in the painting above that has captivated my attention and I feel that this idea is worth exploring in a new series.I want to do something powerful that has both emotional and visual impact and I believe paintings of this size, and proportion coupled with large shapes and rich dark values will convey that feeling of strength and power.

Please don't forget the 140 Hours Haitian Relief Auction on January 29th! I have donated two pieces to this cause. 100% of the profits will go to the relief efforts through Doctors without Borders and The International Medic Corps. 

If you have a blog, website, Facebook Page, Twitter account, any other web venue or an e-mail list large or small please click on the link to my TwitWall and share the video about the auction, just click on the little box with the arrow next to the words Share this News.

I also have an abstract painting in the regular portion of the 140Hours auction, it's called Torrent see it here

The smARTist Telesummit starts Thursday January 21st you can still  register. If you've been hesitating PLEASE click here and register, you will not regret it. I give smARTist my 100% recommendation. If you can't be on the calls live, no worries, everything is recorded and available the next day so you won't miss a thing!

I have a couple more really exciting announcements which will be coming soon so please be sure to check back here often in the next few days!


Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful tonal painting!

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful tonal painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

I love exciting announcements and I so enjoyed this video series. Your paintings truly are beautiful and I just love learning new things. Thanks, Jan!