Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Miss America Diner - Jersey City, New Jersey

Completed painting...

oil on linen

18" x 46"

Monday, September 21, 2009

Miss America Diner - Jersey City, New Jersey

Still moving along on this one...

I have been re-reading A book called "Landscape Painting" by Birge Harrison, published initially in 1909.

One of his main theories on painting from life was to paint warm colors over cool ones to obtain a natural vibration between the two, which theoretically should create the illusion of atmosphere with plain pigment on canvas.

Another great book that I will be re-reading very soon is "The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors",
a masterpiece written by M.E. Chevreul in 1839 in Paris. This book focuses on how colors are affected by what other colors are placed next to them. How complementary colors enhance one another when placed side by side and how light colors vibrate when seen next to darker tones. I am amazed at how true these theories are and how they are as important and relevant now as they were when first conceived. Just my little art lesson for the day...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Milkmaid - Johannes Vermeer

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wyckoff Suburban News article

More shameless self promotion...

I wanted to post this article to my blog for some friends outside of NJ., and it is too large for my scanner, so here is a jpeg...

I just got home from Cape Cod about an hour ago to find this newspaper article waiting for me.

That's it for the whole billboard experience...Thanks for enduring so many posts about it...Now it is back to work...
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