ART FROM THE LAST FOUR YEARS
Since moving into the Nelson Co. area in January of 2011, I have completed many canvases in oil using scenery that can be locally found. I have also done scenes just north of RT. 6 in southern Albemarle County, in places like Secretary's Sands Road. In that painting I like showing that road, its' rural nature of a forested highway in the late day of winter's cold solid light. I painted many of these onsite, setting up in the woods and working in the natural atmosphere, capturing the feel of shadow and light with my paints. But I did not do all of these paintings onsite, many of them were done from a digital image.
All of these paintings were done within the last four years. Some I completed from photographs I took in places like Lovingston's downtown or Scottsville. I have found I can be better focused on my painting when I work from my house. I don't have to stand upright for the whole time while working, I have refreshments nearby, and I can sit and ponder my next step from my livingroom. I enjoy living in this comfortable manner. Are they better because of my better comfort... I'll let you be the judge.