Tuesday, April 07, 2009

more progress...Rough Water Buffleheads...oil painting













A bit more work today...on water, rocks...and so forth...

nearly finished I think...
and my palette of color premixed
to work here...

4 comments:

Mick Carney said...

I particularly enjoy the rocks and water in this. The way you have produced convincing shadow in the water is impressive.

Tanya's Irish Art said...

Love your works!!! Your style is so distinctive - it's seems like a nice blend of realism and impressionism - just the right ammount of both! I'm a fan!

Larry said...

thanks Mike...much appreciated...

Thanks Tanya...I connect with your description of realism and impressionism. I painstakingly worked with acrylics for the first 17 years putting 200 to 300 hours into competitive pieces focusing on detail. Then the irony hit me, like an epiphany. I was spending 16 hours or more each day indoors painting about what I loved outdoors.

When that simple realization found its way into the core of my being, I started painting outdoors on location and it has been my main form of painting since. Painting outdoors forces you to adjust to accomodate the very small window of opportunity nature provides with its light. You become painterly though your aim is yet realism.

thanks again...

Tanya's Irish Art said...

What you are saying about painting is oddly enough an issue with me but not as an artist - just as a human being, I'm trying to escape this 2D reality that I'm mostly living in at the moment and trying to feel the world in its full, but oh my - it's not easy at all...