Friday, February 24, 2017

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_WHAT'S IT ABOUT?



Knowing what I'm trying to accomplish in a painting is primary for guiding every other decision I'll have to make in creating a composition.  If I'm simply beguiled by an attractive "thing" (tree, barn, creek, whatever…), I'll wind up taking dictation from that thing without thinking through how I can compose it so that it will emphasize what I find beautiful about the scene.  That, for me, is the fun and satisfaction in painting.  

Almost without exception, composing requires stopping to think about what I want to say and what I have to work with.  It's rare that I find something that's ready to paint just as it is.  For instance, I may try several ideas for cropping the scene and identifying the focal center.  I may then want to remove unrelated clutter, rearrange what's there for better size and balance relationships, or any number of other things that I feel will give my primary concept emphasis.  I find that my best paintings are about one thing, and one thing only.  That concept must be the star of the show. Everything else plays a supporting role, and a lot of what's there won't even make the cut, when I've answered the question, "What's it about?"

IN THE GROOVE
©Jimmy Longacre 2017
12x16 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tulip Magnolia, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones




Tulip Magnolia
10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

I cruised thru the Botanical Gardens one day during by lunch hour and discovered the Tulip Magnolia tree in bloom. I packed my gear and went out the next day and painted this. I loved being on location with this early bloomer. Spring is coming very early this year and I plan to take advantage of it.
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Sheri Jones
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dancing Tree Line, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones




Dancing Tree Line
8x10 oil on canvas panel

This was inspired from the yard above the river in Pecan Plantation in Granbury.  The moving trees and shadows they created are what caught my eye. This is available for purchase. Email me for more info.
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Barbara Haviland,Port Bolivar Lighthouse,landscape,oil painting,framed,Texas Contemporary Artist


"Port Bolivar Lighthouse",nautical,landscape,oil painting,canvas,framed

© Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden-Texas Contemporary Artist
© Barbara Haviland-Barbsgarden-Texas Contemporary Artist

 Port Bolivar Lighthouse is part of my OPS  paint out.. Four of us painted for a day in February..  This is 10x8 on canvas and is framed out...
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Monday, February 20, 2017

"Vail" by Florida Artist Fay Kelley


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Beautiful Vail Colorado. 7" x 5" entry in my journal from a trip to the 
majestic Rocky Mountains. 
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

View from the Hood, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones


View from the Hood
9x12 oil on canvas

This was a re-do or inspired from a plein air piece painted in my neighborhood. The combination of the warmth of the grasses and cool sky colors are what grabbed me with this image. I loved recording this on canvas with a palette knife and creamy oil paints.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

"Dillon Reservoir" by Florida Artist Fay Kelley


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It was a beautiful brisk day at the Dillon Reservoir, Dillon Colorado.  I took many quick
watercolor sketches of this area and just could not get enough of the wonderful serenity.
This little watercolor sketch is only 5" x 7" but tell a big story.