Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sonoita oil study

Robert Henri said, "Don't worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to," from The Artist's Mentor.
This study was a lot of fun. I had a 5 x 7 in. panel with a red ground on it. This is the same view as the other studies except this one is worked with Artisan water mixable oils. The question I ask myself a lot is why paint and why paint a particular scene?
Sometimes it's because the shapes and angles are just right. Sometimes there is a personal connection or the weather is so phenomenal that it is inviting. This series contains all of the above as well as a desire to learn from the materials. Well...then sometimes I'm avoiding that monster canvas, 5 x 4 feet, of the Grand Canyon I've not worked on in a month.


Edgar said...

I love this painting... and the quote about originality is apt: I love your expressionist color selection for the local hues. Great job!

Unknown said...

i don't know art, but i know what i like: this.