Palette knife only. Golden proportion. I am enjoying these palette knife works utilizing geometric shapes but inspired by the forms in the landscapes. Close-up view of the cliffs seen in Chama River Cliffs Alight.
Painted "en plein air" during the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta Paintout Competition. Location: Ghost Ranch Education Center parking lot. The clouds began to roll in while painting the cliffs facing east. Then I turned around and saw this scene. I had to paint it! So I began a new painting.
Painted "en plein air" during the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta Paintout Competition. Location: from the parking lot of the Ghost Ranch Education Center (closed). Shown at the Sorrel Sky Gallery May 2018.
Award winning painting. En plein air at the Santa Fe River after the rains. I was concentrating on the flow of the river as it made its way around and over the rocks, creating patterns in the water. The water usually is not flowing here so this was a real treat. Golden rectangle proportion. My grandchildren fell in love with this painting so I gave it to them as a gift for their new home!
Natural geological formations result in patterns that attract the viewer. These striation patterns appear throughout the cliffs around Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch and the Chama River in northern New Mexico, forming a natural landmark on a par with the most spectacular of the world. Selected for the Biologique Exhibition at the NM Art League in October/November.
En plein air at the 2016 Plein Air Convention. We painted every day in Catalina State Park. I was never bored painting variations of this beautiful area. Juried in to the 2016 Plein Air Artist of Colorado Annual Member Show.
Painted "en plein air" along the Animas River. The roar of the water as it overflowed the usual river banks still fills my ears. Juried in to the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 8th National Juried Members Show.
"En plein air" at the Rancho de las Golondrinas, a stage stop and watering spot along the Santa Fe Trail. It is now a museum and working farm. Golden rectangle proportion. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
"En plein air" after the rains in the Madera Canyon of the Santa Rita Mountains in Green Valley, Arizona, south of Tucson. Sitting by the river, listening to the babbling waters is a real pleasure. In Arizona.
"En plelin air" while on Martha's Vineyard. We trekked out to the pond early in the morning in order to capture the morning shadows (and be able to paint in the shade). Inquiries: email@example.com
Painted at a Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Paintout in Taos, New Mexico, on location just after dawn from the Monte Sagrado Resort. I woke up at dawn and painted this on a cloudy day. Contact artist, firstname.lastname@example.org
A fractal is a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation. This is the first in a planned series of cloud paintings to demonstrate fractals, and in general the affinity between nature, painting and mathematics. Note also the focal point at the golden mean, where also the lightest shape meets the darkest part, with the clouds forming a golden spiral. Selected for the NM Art League at its October/November Biologique Exhibition.
Study of O'Keeffe's techniques with a copy of her "Ghost Ranch Cliff" painting. Careful attention to paint strokes gave way to my usual palette knife techniques. See Dry Waterfall for more successful 'copying'..