Sunday, September 28, 2014

Studying Inness

I have been somewhat obsessed lately with the work of George Inness (1825-1894), and I'd like to bring some of the technique and expressiveness of his work into my paintings.
I did 4 studies from his paintings (below) and also visited The Art Institute of Chicago in order to look at some of his paintings in person. I made some notes from a painting (The Mill Pond) as well as a sketch from a bronze of George by Jonathan Scott Hartley.

Studies after (clockwise from top left):
Home at Montclair 1892,  Landscape 1888,
Summer, Montclair (New Jersey Landscape), The Trout Brook 1891

oil on Arches 12" x 16"  oil paper

colored pencil in Strathmore Toned Tan sketchbook

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3 (more or less) recent watercolor sketches

I decided to torture myself and play around with watercolors again:

plein air, Michigan City, IN

Contesse de Ternay

plein air, Skokie Lagoons

Winsor and Newton watercolors in Holbein sketchbook