Saturday, September 26, 2015

Studio Break

Studio Break - oil on panel - 12"x9"
Private Collection, Roschester, NY.

This painting featured in the first of three private collectors get togethers earlier this month in New York City. 

I created this piece just a week or two before leaving for the U.S. 
Wanting to make a direct one sitting painting from observation I composed objects in the composition as a means to read into pictorial space. To heighten this movement of the eye through the space I concentrated on varied and playful loose edges. As a result the surface of the piece is very active and holds interest.

This morning I'm journing up the Hudson Valley by train to make more direct paintings from nature with painter and muralist Garin Baker. We are going to hang out for a couple of days and paint the fall colours in the beautiful surrounding landscape there.

On Monday I leave greater New York for the Big Easy - New Orleans. Can't wait to sample the culture, colours and flavours there.

- Richard 

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