Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Work: Canoe

I really strived in this painting to keep loose and impressionistic. As I laid in the sail color, I was worried that the purple was too dark. Amazing what happens when you put green opposite that color!

I like this.

I was watching a biography on Fredrick Remington the other day. He commented about struggling with color after working so long in black and white. It wasn't until he painted night scenes that he felt he really made a successful transition. I grew up looking at Remington prints in our bedroom. Great action, motion, and storytelling. The illustrators of the early 20th century that I grew up looking at—Remington, NC Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Rockwell—all had a bold, colorful way of rendering stories.

Still working on last minute artwork for the Brandywine Festival of Arts. Getting very anxious about getting everything done and making a good impression. Oh yeah, and selling art!

1 comment:

  1. Dave this is wonderful; I love the color palette and the expresion of the brush stroke, you can feel the wind!!!