Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some BRAND NEW Plein Air Paintings

 Happy Hour, 8x10, acrylic on sealed Arches cold pressed  watercolor board view or purchase on my website HERE
copyright Jan Blencowe 2013

 June Marsh, 8x10, acrylic on sealed Canson board, view or purchase on my website HERE
copyright Jan Blencowe 2013


 Evening Marsh, 4x10, acrylic, on sealed Canson board, view or purchase on  my website HERE
copyright Jan Blencowe 2013 

Rocky Outcrop, acrylic on sealed Canson board, view or purchase on my website HERE
copyright Jan Blencowe 2013



Summer Painting and Sketching

Summer is here! And I am BUSY!!  I'm working daily in my sketchbook which I'm going to show you some of soon.  Working outdoors in my sketchbook is a pleasure for me and is creating a lovely dovetailing of projects I'm pursuing right now. 

Working en plein air in Nature 
 
First, it allows me to work directly from the landscape "en plein air" through pencil, ink and watercolor sketches, which are every bit as valuable to do as the actual paintings above. Second, it's driving home the point that the paintings above are really only sketches themselves, and as such should stay fresh and loose without being fussed over. Third, and this is a BIG announcement, I've embarked on a course of study that will lead to me becoming a certified naturalist, that is  One versed in natural history, especially in zoology or botany.

Fufilling Dreams
 
This is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream that has been buried under so much else since I was 7 years old and attended the  Young Naturalists summer program at the Tackapausha Natural History Museum in 1969! You are never to follow your dreams! Being a landscape painter, a sketcher, an a naturalist seem to fit together perfectly for me and bring all my passions full circle and connect one with another. 




2 comments:

Barbara Smeaton Studio said...

These are lovely, summery artwork, I really like the first one too. Beautiful work.

Joan said...

Bravo, Jan! I think it's wonderful that you've embarked on this new program of studies to become a certified naturalist. Bravo!