Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How Loose?

Been finishing up some pieces in the studio begun as plein air paintings. I always struggle to get photos of my art which, to me, look like the actual art. I have several good cameras, and my cellphone of course, but when I post things online - they sure don't show the heart of what I painted. I know most artists struggle with this same dilemma. Everyone has a different device and screen to view photos online, so it's a mute point to worry about it. So, my advice, go see the art in person!

With that said, here is the piece I finished last night. I wanted a loose feeling and push away from local color. I worked more intuitively on this piece and didn't copy the actual scene.

I am preparing art for an upcoming exhibit with my local plein air group. This piece may be included, although I have one more to paint and have to decide on which of the four paintings will be hung. In the next blog post, I will include information on the exhibit - so go see art in person and feel the heart of the artist in all the paintings!


CarolB said...

Nancy...I like this painting has an impressionistic feel. Also, your choice of color palette is wonderful. It belongs in a show!
I attended an Alain Picard workshop last fall..."The Impressionistic Landscape". It seemed easy to paint that way while in the workshop, but it wasn't long before I was back to my somewhat less impressionistic style!!

Nancy L. Vance said...

Boy, I feel ya, Carol. It's difficult to move forward. We spend so much time trying to figure out how to paint things realistically - color and forms - than try to change the process - I find it hard to make something look fresh. Thanks for the compliment!

I like Alain's work also. Lucky you to be in his workshop.