I started this 25 x 31 inch sketch today at 11:45 a.m. on a pad of paper and stuck with it during the day. I am at a point after 3 spray fixes,to call it done, stopping point. Now time to paint.
25x 31 inch.
Misc. Figure work
2010-2011 Remnants from studio clear up.
“Plein Air” painting is the painting on landscapes on location, which are French words meaning, “In open air”. Painters have done this type of on location painting for centuries. Some popular plein air painters are Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and James Whislter, to name a few. These painters put massive miles on their brushes and it showed then and now, timeless.
Putting miles on the brush to practice painting nature was the main goal today. However, as one starts doing this the perception of nature can be viewed as a portrait, figure, or still life. There are many curves, colors, and organic shapes which if seen with greater perception one could see and feel a greater body then what the surface reads. Reading nature is primarily dependent on the light source and will always play a major part in depicting mood and shadows.
The light source can be natural or man made as with all sorts of landscapes; although, natural light source in my opinion is the best light source (at least at the time being). Today I had an opportunity to put miles on my brushes, read and paint nature from the light source of the sun.
My first stop was by a highway. The traffic was mellow of sorts, and the smog was making me weary of returning to that location. I spent countless minutes there because time was on my side, and I came there to do a simple study nothing more or less, nor striving to be perfect. My goal was to engage the composition and work on atmosphere perspective. As for my second stop, It was a bit more remote and mosquitoes were thirsty, mosquito off was super suggested, yet the birds chirped harmoniously, climate was next to perfect; and I couldn’t be happier.
This will conclude my blog for now… Stay tuned as I continue my plein air travels and others works as they develop. Also please take a look at the pictures here and see more of how and where I spent my day painting today.
U.F.O's also know as Unfinished Objects have been sitting in my studio for a while now... . During my decade or so of studying and practicing art. I have developed mounds of works and most of them sitting waiting to be treated. However there's a point in all our life's where we must release and start fresh. Starting fresh isn't always easy.
However, starting fresh with a clean palette and sketch book is needed to continue growth in a particular subject. The fun part about Art is it's always changing, and my personal feeling is to take time and purge my old and embrace the new. Soon, I will purge my old work to be never be seen again. I may post some pictures of the old to have as a memory and photography to be reminded where I once came from. It has been a long while since i did this, stuffing the burn barrel and burning my old and to bring forth and renew. On the bright side of this notion is I know I can develop better work and have a better suited studio to grow. Gale Sheehy american contemporary writer once noted,"If we don't change,we don't grow, if we don't grow,we aren't living." With that said, here' s a chance for you to view my rebirth as an artist. Lets see what the next decade brings me. Thank you for following along and reading my blog today. ~Moysays.
On the side note, Sam Cooke was an influential change that brought forth new aspects to music,culture,and change. Changing social barriers and setting a great image for himself for all to accept during his time as a recording artist. This is a great motivation for me and change. So sad that his life ended the way it did (unsolved murder).
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