Monday, July 1, 2013

Field Studies

"Reflections of Fall"   oil   8"x10"  NFS

Field studies are an important part of the painting
process.  Like a portrait painter paints from a model,
the landscape painter needs his.  Yes,  you can paint
from a photograph,  but the real life experience of
being on location infuses the work with much more
than just an image.  Only after being on location with
easel can you honestly portray to the viewer exactly
what you felt and saw with much more sensitivity.

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