Saturday, May 19, 2012

Through the Pines

This is another painting completed recently on location using gouache. I've decided to show all of this series chronologically since there has been a subtle evolution of style that has taken place since I began several months ago. I think that this is a fairly natural thing that occurs anytime an artist creates a series using a single medium. We get bored or more proficient, or both, and in my case I also began using different style brushes that changed the way my brush strokes appeared. More on that later, as I plan to post one of these paintings every week for the next few months.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Plein-Air with Gouache

Usually when I paint outdoors, on location, I have used oils with my Jullian easel. Recently I began a series of gouache paintings completed in the Plein-Air tradition. It has been a very different experience...sitting down, working more horizontally on my lap, and trying to find a level space for my palette and water bottle. The wind, sun, and humidity are all factors that affect the painting process and drying times. I have completed about twenty of these paintings so far and this was the first one. 9" x 12"