Tuesday, May 12, 2009


"The Play of Color" 12" x 16" oil

Recently I have begun to really
push the color in my work. Those
who know me know I studied
with Scott Christensen and Matt
Smith a couple of times each. Two
of the best landscape painters in
the country, but not known
for intense color. My goal is to push
it a little outside my comfort zone
for a bit and then bring it back
into what I hope will be a palette
that I will stay with for a while.

Painting late afternoon scenes like
this will help the process because the
light is more intense in both the warm
sunlit areas and the cool shadow areas.
We'll see how it goes.

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