The Paintings and thoughts of an ala prima painter on the practical to the pedantic. The focus will be on observation, technique,and philosophy.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Fall Collection
The feverish activity of summer plein- air events are now behind us. The Blackstone Valley paint-out was a spectacular one since the weather offered the painter sun-drenched scenes of early autumn beauty. As autumn progresses here I have been active in capturing the dramatic color in my local area.
Narragansett Beach View (October), o/c, 12x12
I have also sketched more inland areas to feast on the color afforded by local foliage.
October Stream, o/c, 12x12
October Stream (Morning), o/c, 12x12
Below is a brief sketch I did yesterday in North Kingstown, just south of Wickford Village
The Swampy Grove, o/c, 6x10
Yes, a heron did stop by , seemingly to enjoy the scenery bathed in the late afternoon sun.
I love impressionist painting but there is also the influence of the Tonalist School in my work. I love the outdoors, especially the coastline, beach, rocks, and waves. I believe in a life beyond the commercial saturation of society,and I find life without poetry and music unliveable. I love the paintings of Sorolla, Sargent, and Metcalf; the music of Rachmaninov, Borodin, and Bizet; and poems of Rumi and other Sufis.