Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hidden Path and Hidden Path II

Hidden Path II 12x16, oil
Hidden Path 6x8, oil
Sometimes a scene holds so many possibilities that I need to paint it twice to fully explore what it offers. The second painting, the little 6x8 was the original one. Painted in the morning around 8:00 am on a day when the air was moist and full of water droplets. You can see how the colors are muted and lightened and the edges of things are soft and hazy. I went back the next afternoon around 2:30, and the weather was clear and colder and the sunlight stronger bringing things into sharper focus and expanding the range of values visable. This is one of the reasons that painting plein air is so fascinating to me, a scene can be totally different from one day to they next offering endless possibilities for an artist to explore.
To purchase either of these works please contact me
Hidden Path II $425
Hidden Path $100
both are unframed

1 comment:

Ed Terpening said...

Jan, these are both wonderful pieces. Kevin Macpherson, a plein air painter you may have heard of ;-), has a wonderful new book called "Reflections on a Pond" that includes paintings of the pond outside his home for every day of the year. Really incredible book.