Truth of the matter in Nature
A Stroll to the Water 12 x 12″ Oil
John is preparing for a main solo exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art titled, “Transcendence: Reality in Character.” In the study course of crafting about the paintings for the exhibition catalog, he walks the reader by way of the 4 seasons and the inspiration and problems they deliver to the landscape painter.
This 7 days, we needed to share some of his thoughts and paintings about Summer months with you.
“When we lived and painted at a bigger latitude on the Hudson River, I was instantly aware of the reduced angle of the solar there—an angle which amplified all people appealing factors of light on the landscape that are missing in summer listed here. The summer sunshine was hardly ever right overhead. The “golden hours” of early morning and evening gentle lasted longer and served me fully grasp fully the perform of The Hudson River University. Locating topics to paint any time of working day there was not tricky. The gentle the place we are living now in the Midwest is significantly distinct. The solar in summertime is extra right overhead through the center of each and every working day. The light-weight can be quite shiny and harsh, which can do away with critical mid-vary tonal subtleties and make it really hard to see. Shadows can be lowered in more open regions to just about practically nothing as are standpoint and length cues, producing the painter’s position a lot more of a problem. Portray the summer time working day right here necessitates additional operate to locate a ideal issue and frequently a various way of interpreting the landscape in pictorial phrases. This has direct me to new options and new kinds of pictures.”
The Studio Boat II 9 x 12″ Oil
We invite you to mail us your ideas on portray in the direct overhead mild of Summer!
Transcendence: Truth in Nature by John Hulsey
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