I almost didn't think this day would come when looking over my bank of
images that I wanted to execute for the show in April, but time always
passes (thankfully with no headaches this time) and I'm happy to be
finishing the last painting. See you soon, "low country"!
Splash 13 | Mar
As mostly a landscape painter, I've been kind of afraid to tackle water for
a long time, baby steps...
Reeds and Grasses 08 | Mar
Painting a marsh requires the artist to look at plant life the way Hokusai
observed water. Observation comes first, but when the inky paint goes down,
it's more about feeling the gravity than anything else.
Hive 07 | Mar
I loved this moment of a friends beehive, it seemed as if they would come
out buzzing any minute.
Sea Water 05 | Mar
Looking forward to being in Charleston next month and getting my feet back
in the Atlantic. Here is another miniature for April, "Breaking" oil on
panel, 5 x 5 inches.
Heartland 23 | Feb
I've driven across the country many times, but the first came with warnings
of enduring the mid-west. These days, I'm always anxious to shoot and take
in as much of it as possible, it isn't a beauty that calls out loudly, but
waits to be noticed. This is a scene of Illinois done from a photo taken
during a period in July which was referred to as "corn sweat"
days...apparently the plants emit moisture and bring the collective
humidity up past 100%. Oil on panel, 6 x 26 in.
Old Farms 18 | Feb
There is something really special about a farm that has been around for a
while, although I'm always a tourist when painting Maine, the state seems
full of old and beautiful places. Here is a new one that has me longing
for dewy grass in the summer time. "Pettengill Farm (Robin's Nest)"
oil on panel, 22 x 22 in.
Rocks 16 | Nov
I'm painting over 80 of them in this new work and I'm sure glad it is about
over, although I'm patient, like anybody I get a little bored doing the
same thing over and over. So far as I can tell, these are on Folly due to
erosion issues, though I really don't know, I'd love to hear the story from
a local! Now to add some more detail/textures...
The Remenant 02 | May
I don't know if this tree ever fought with a bear, but it certainly stood
through many storms before this one. If it's no longer standing, I'd like
to think it is heading toward a fireplace like the one Robert painted.
"Still Standing" 10 x 10 in. oil on panel
Fading Barn 28 | Mar
Working on finishing this painting for the May group show, I've enjoyed
rendering the ramshackle barn.
I almost didn’t think this day would come when looking over my bank of images that I wanted to execute for the show in April, but time always passes (thankfully with no headaches this time) and I’m happy to be finishing the last painting. See you soon, “low country”! -Brett