Monday, August 27, 2012

Taking notes in paint.

   Usually I tend to get way too much information in my plein air studies. When painting this distant location the light was changing quickly so I thought to make a brief representation of the scene by abbreviating the information. Although this is a raw 90 min representation is missing plenty of the scene, the idea reads quickly and if I cared to bring up the image I would know where to go with it. -G.A. still enjoying the plein air.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Couped up at work.

                           (Chicken Coup II 9x12)
When most people speak of being couped up it brings to mind the dreary 4 walls of redundancy at home or work... well it is work but it is far from redundant. The scene differs, the seasons change and the light is constantly on the move. But then one quiet morning you quickly crank out a little study like this and you tell yourself, 'I love my job.' and mean it! - G.A. down home on the farm.