Wyeth’s minimal palette creates such moving, striking atmospheres for his work. His scenes are bleak, haunting, isolated, and yet, they invite us to stare deeper, longer, sussing out all the remarkable details contained within them. The above is a study of The Granary, painted by Wyeth in 1961.
Tomorrow, somehow, is October first. September was fast and slow and everything in between. It was also crazy. But in a good way. Is there a positive version…… Read more “far from any road”
Met up with a fellow artist yesterday. We did some studio painting and some plein air studies (the scorching sun managed to cut it short though). Forgot…… Read more “through the woods”
It’s been ages. I’ve a sneaking suspicion that 2016 would’ve been a bit more manageable thus far if I’d been painting at all consistently. But every day…… Read more “electing strange perfections”
My lovely parents have back-to-back birthdays. This year I decided to gift them each with a painting. My dad not-so-subtly hinted at wanting a portrait done. I…… Read more “you’ve had a birthday”
To juxtapose my Ireland post, thought I’d share some paintings I did while down in Capitol Reef. In Shine is a poured painting–no paintbrushes were used in its…… Read more “red rock country”
So, last May I took a trip to Ireland. It was beyond wonderful. Idyll doesn’t even begin to describe it. While I was there, I was determined…… Read more “in the verdant lands”