Sedona Blues - Sedona AZ is a place where your will find the sky to be a perfect blend of cobalt & cerulean blues - better know as “A Sedona Sky”
12 x 18 on heavy linen paper - Chroma Interactive acrylics - alla prima - wet into wet with spontaneity and love for the southwest landscape.
As mentioned in previous posts, I am not a detail painter - if I wanted all the detail and every nitty gritty of a scene - I’d become a photographer. I am a firm believer in “less is more” I think a painter has to edit the scene as well as reconfigure and recreate the scene as he sees it - to what he wants it to be. I try to depict movement in my landscapes as well as emotion - emotion being the biggest factor. I do this with the manner in which I apply my paint and in the directional “swoops” of my brush or palette knife.
Walt Gonske is one of the artists I admire - he lives in Taos NM and paints all over the countryside. Following is a quote from Walt.
"Painting is not about reproducing nature. I like the notion that art should have more to do with the communication of the artist’s emotions to the viewer through the paint itself."
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