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Painting the New England Woods and Rushing Water

Spring Rush, 30×40, acrylic on canvas,© 2013, Jan Blencowe  It’s been a long, long while since I’ve made a blog post. That’s because of a number of things going on in my life, my need for a less busy lifestyle with less “shoulds & oughts”  and also because I’ve been locked out of blogger for… read more

The Beginning of a Maine Landscape Painting featuring Rocks, Water, and Pine Trees

  Here’s a peek at what’s going on in the studio today!    It’s very unusual to see a landscape in a vertical format.  It used to be unheard of, but in the modern art world it has made its appearance, and though you can find plenty of examples of successful vertical landscape paintings, it’s… read more

The Progression of a Landscape Painting of a Maine Marsh

    These are the usual stages I go through when making a landscape painting in the studio. The process is somewhat abbreviated when painting en plein air, outdoors, and as soon as the weather warms up and there’s something worth painting outdoors I’ll have a post on the progression of a plein air painting.… read more

New Painting of Maine

I’m really pleased with this painting as it shows that I’ve fully turned a corner in my work, leaving behind a soft edged, golden light tonalism and have transitioned into a palette of cool colors and a controlled impressionistic, realism. I worked in a tonalist mode for five years. Now, I feel that I have… read more