Shadows and Tall Trees
Oil on stretched canvas, 24″ x 16″
A November walk in the late afternoon light of late autumn. The vertical structure of the warm light and cool shadows on the tulip trees give structure to the overall patterning of the still colorful fallen leaves.
My art uses observation based subjects as a way to stay intimately connected to life in each moment. Preliminary processes include drawings in my sketchbook, usually a watercolor study, and possibly a photograph. The compositions are analyzed in the studio, or immediately for the plein air works. As I paint, the experience of applying paint to the ground becomes intensely focused and all encompassing. An evolution of the original subjects occur with my painting style and become more expressive statements filtered through my ingrained sensibility of formalism.