Fresh Colorful Paintings of Still Life, Gardens and Figures
Sunday, September 11, 2011
OIL ON CANVAS PANEL
I started this painting with the idea that I would use bigger brushes than usual but it didn't take long to go right back to my picky ways. Just can't help it. There is an article in Artists Magazine about Karen O'neil and the way she uses large brushes. She is an excellent painter, teacher and all around nice person. I have taken two workshops with her in Maine and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Her explanations are very clear about how she is thinking about color, value and temperature while she is painting. Karen also uses gorgeous grays to make her bright colors really stand out. Her husband Peter Clapper is also an artist and they both teach at the Art Students League of New York.