Tuesday, March 22, 2011


My frame from King of Frame for "Grand View"
came today. So I will be shipping my painting to Greenhouse
Gallery for the Salon International show tomorrow.

"Grand View" 24" x 30" oil/linen

The number one challenge for plein air painters
is to maintain the bravado application of paint in larger
studio pieces. The painting above is 24" x 30" and for most
painters is not all that large, but for me it is a fairly big
jump from my usual 9" x 12" format.

I'm glad to say that I went into this painting with the goal of
keeping it fresh and lively throughout. I worked really hard
at making my painting decisions quickly and approached
each segment of the painting as a plein air piece. The
result is exactly what I have been searching for ...a
studio painting as fresh as a plein air painting.


Randy Saffle said...

It worked! Congrats on being chosen AGAIN for the Salon International show. That's a big deal.

I hope it doesn't change my "Man Status" to admit the art in last years show made me kind of emotional. ;?)

Rusty Jones said...

Thanks Randy. Emotionally speaking...if the Salon doesn't get you going, nothing will.

Susan Roux said...

Congrats it's very nice. I wish you the best of luck in the show.

hmuxo said...

Your paintings are absolutely breathtaking!! The best of luck on your show.

Rusty Jones said...

Thanks everybody.