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Using Near Home Landscape for Abstraction

by on Dec.09, 2014, under Oil Painting, Sketches, Studio

I am wanting to get away from realism and especially getting caught up doing the small ‘details’ and ‘picky’ unnecessary parts of my artwork. I thought I would look and examine the outdoors around home for composition, shapes, and the interaction of art elements. My goal is to eventually work non-objective.

This first landscape is of our backyard fence with the neighbor’s garage behind it. I was intrigued with the interaction of geometric and natural elements. I, also, steered away from the actual existing colors and experimented with the palette.

 

“Backyard Fence” - Oil - 12x12 in.

“Backyard Fence” – Oil – 12×12 in.

 

Sketch for "Backyard Fence"

Sketch for “Backyard Fence”

 

Photo of backyard fence area

Photo of backyard fence area

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Shore Acres Overlook South

by on Nov.30, 2014, under Oil Painting, Plein Air, Sketches, Studio Stuff

Last Tuesday’s plein air outing had cool and windy conditions dis-allowing for painting but prompting time for gathering reference material for studio. After gathering info at the end of Cape Arago highway, Cape Arago, I made a stop at Shore Acres for an hour or so. Today was studio work with pic and sketch off cliffs of Shore Acres looking south toward Whiskey Run. The Pacific was wide awake!

The following is a pic – a sketch – and oil painting (16×20) on stretched canvas:

“Shore Acres and South” - Oil - 16 x 20 in.

“Shore Acres and South” – Oil – 16 x 20 in.

 

Sketch for oil painting of Shore Acres South

Sketch for oil painting of Shore Acres South

 

Pic of Shore Acres looking south

Pic of Shore Acres looking south

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Final Millicoma Wetlands Painting

by on Aug.29, 2014, under Oil Painting, Plein Air

And, the final oil painting. When I sat to absorb the landscape in front of me I was intrigued with the meandering tide-catching streams leading to a small grove of evergreens and then winding away into the background. It all had a soft, value-changing backdrop of hills and sets of hills more distant bleeding into the sky.

“Coos Bay Tidal Stream” - Oil - 7x9in.

“Coos Bay Tidal Stream” – Oil – 7x9in.

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