Lucia Falls, Summer “07” was an experiment in a new format for me. I usually prefer the larger Rectangular format panels. I came upon a number of frames I could not pass up price wise that suited a 12” x 12” format. They forced me into a new composition challenge. I never was particularly attracted to square formats. I admire artists who paint predominately on square format surfaces exhibiting grand vista views. My series of landscapes may be a little more intimate. We will see.
This is the first of what I hope will be eight panels.
As in my usual preparation process, I always prime my panels ( in this case, 1/8” Masonite) with two coats of Gesso to thoroughly seal the surface. I then brush on a thin coat of sepia, Terra Rosa or other earth coloration with a sable brush. As one who enjoys painting with shades of “greens”, my prepped  earth toned panels lend a good complementary background on which to start my work.


Your comments are always welcome.

And after drawing comes composition. A well composed painting is half done.

-Pierre Bonnard 1867-1947


One Response to “LUCIA FALLS, SUMMER “07””

  1. Your works are great source of inspiration.

    Thank you very much for sharing and in a way passing on your expertise of the craft with your informative description of your work process. I am learning much from your words.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

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