Thursday, April 23, 2009

Landscape Studies - Two Approaches


April in Ellington - Acrylic on 10" x 10" canvas, 2009




Early Spring Treeline - Work In Progress - Acrylic on 8" x 10" canvas, 2009

What a leap between these two paintings, right!? April in Ellington (my hometown) is the first landscape study I began yesterday - I had the vision of a soft, true to life palette and after working more on it today, I think it's finished. It's a good reference for a larger painting that could take more abstract liberties. I am not going to list this painting for sale right now (please let me know directly if you're interesting in buying it at jtorrant@aol.com). I'm going to hold onto it for a potential show I'm thinking about of local landscapes in our town.

The second painting, Early Spring Treeline, is in a bolder style, more along the lines of where I'm looking to take my landscape work. It requires me breaking away from the subject at some point and just diving into the painting itself, letting it become something else, feeling free and liberal with color. This painting isn't finished, not quite yet, but it's pretty close.

It's supposed to be in the EIGHTIES tomorrow! Yee haw! I'll be out in my studio working on some biggie abstracts. Time to let the paint fly!

3 comments:

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Ivan Chan Studio said...

That first one caught my eye, I love how it's already a bit abstract. It really expanded in my mind and I was surprised to read that it's 10" x 10"!

Dreamy.

I.

Leslie said...

Beautiful! It was interesting to read about your approach to the landscapes.