Monday, March 31, 2014

Woodlands (sold)

"Woodlands" 8x8 oil on board, ©Laura Gable
This artist picked a lovely sun filled day to go traveling down a tree covered path in Zintel Canyon here in Kennewick. Up ahead the light beckoned me to travel into the sunlit cove. Resolutely I will go back there, and set the easel up to paint this scene on site.

My studio work looks so different from my plein air work. I try to let the efforts of each find their way into the other. Plein air work has a bolder brush stroke, and a more restrained color palette. Studio work has the expressive color, but perhaps the brush strokes are more measured and tentative trying to recall what the scene actually looked like. My imaginings don't quite compare to the real thing, and so I think I will always end up there with paint and palette, studying the affects of light on the plain.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tones of Land 2

"Tones of Land 2" 4x4 inches oil painting on board, ©Laura Gable
Here is a companion painting to the last painting. A small uncomplicated landscape, applied with brush and knife, while using alternative colors for the foreground meadow.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tones of Land 1

"Tones of Land-1" 4x4 inches, oil on board, ©Laura Gable

A playful expression on a small 4x4 board using lots of paint. Sometimes it's fun to play with the palette knife and use up some extra paint that might have gone in the trash.