Archive for August, 2008

Upper Lucia Falls August 2008

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Plein Air, Realism, Uncategorized with tags on August 29, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

 

“Upper Lucia Falls” was a new experience for me in that I completed this painting in about two hours using color sticks without handles (pastels).  I must admit that I really enjoyed approximating my color choices from what was contained in my pastel box. At times, a limited pallet does wonders for our art. 

Although there is nothing quit like using oils, the expediency of pastels has a lot to say for the medium. This turned into a real enjoyable afternoon of experimentation for me. I will take the box of sticks with me again soon, although I will tweak the list of other accessories I bring with me, in particular – a cushion, as two hours sitting on a rock is not my idea of sitting in a beach chair.

I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I did painting it.

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Glen Gesh Pass

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Oil Painting, Original Art, painting, Plein Air, Realism, Uncategorized on August 1, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

Glen Gesh Pass is a rework on an earlier version. Attempting to capture the multitude of greens actually envisioned is an impossible task (for me) although I think there are artists who have the talent to do just that. I think of Richard Schmid, Aspevig and Handell and others. Ireland has an atmosphere and skyline all her own. We retain memories of physically being there but to mix colors in a tube is altogether another matter. Glen Gesh Pass is an attempt but not even close to what the eyes beheld.