Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More plein air landscapes





After some busy weeks, I finally have time to update my blog. Here are some new plein air pieces I've done lately. I'm getting ready to do a lot more outdoor painting now that the weather's nice. I'm getting back into practice. I got a guerilla painter outdoor setup, which makes things much easier. It was a bit of a cluster*$&$ to do it the way I was doing it before. I've done about 10 or so lately and the first few were really bad. I'm only showing the good ones here. I think I'm all warmed up by now.


The first three were done on location then finished from photos that I took at the scene. I tried to just bring them to completion at home and not add too much extra information to them. I'm definitely learning that photos completely flatten the scene and kill the color. Not only that, they make the color choices for you, whereas when your on location, the colors sort of vibrate and change depending on adjustments your eyes are making to the environment.


The last painting was done very quickly with the intention of making it look good on-location, rather than depending on any studio work to bring it to completion. I've been making a lot of attempts at that and this one's halfway decent, but not quite there yet. That's really tough. I'm going to keep studying painters that are really good at quickly suggesting detail and make successful and aesthetically pleasing "quick reads" of scenes. I think it's a good skill to have. I plan to be posting some Photoshop paintings soon as well.

6 Comments:

Blogger Erin Middendorf said...

Thank you for visitng my blog again, Ron!
These paintings are breathtaking, especially the top one. Are they oil or acrylic?

10:54 PM  
Blogger Ron Bowman said...

Thanks for the kind words. They're oil. Even though oil's trickier to deal with in some ways, I find acrylics too cumbersome for plein air painting. I like the way the oils sit nicely on the palette without drying. I also like being able to paint wet into wet, which isn't possible with acrylics.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Noah Klocek said...

wonderful Ron. I love the first two the most. great light.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Colin Fix said...

These are great Ron Bowman!!! Very impressive. I look forward to seeing more.

8:59 AM  
Blogger gNat said...

Hi Ron! Good to hear from you. Your paintings look amazing! I love your shadow qualities, really makes them pop. Great work! Keep it up!

Nat

2:04 PM  
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