Plein Air - Studio - Acrylic

Acrylic! The “other” water media, along with gouache and transparent watercolor, they all mix with water. Acrylics once dry however are not again water-soluble. They also dry very fast and I’ve learned to take advantage of that feature. I work very fast when applying color to the largest shapes to take advantage of my limited working time. I call most of these works “Almost Plein Air”. I try to capture the feeling of working on site while working in the studio. If photographic references are used, I simplify by drawing compositional plans in my sketchbook. I then work from my sketches not the photograph. Combine the distilling of visual information via my sketchbook plans with a fast application of paint and the emotional impact of these works is: Almost Plein Air.

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  • After Manori
  • Morning Reflections
  • M 22 North
  • So True
  • The Photographer
  • Farmer's Field
  • Kensington #2
  • Morning Walk, West
  • Shadow to Sun
  • Shadow Walk #2
  • It's Late
  • Another Morning Walk
  • Carmel River East
  • Castle Entrance
  • Chicago Sunlight
  • Corner of #2
  • End of the Day
  • Evening Shadows
  • Evening Walk
  • Green Lake
  • Information
  • Interlochen
  • Into the Morning Sun
  • Key Hole Rocks
  • Morning at the Met
  • Morning Reflections
  • Morning Shadows
  • Morning Walk
  • Coastal Junipers
  • Afternoon Sun, Tetons
  • Rocky Shoal, Gray Day
  • Red Cedar River
  • Street Nocturn
  • Winter Morning
  • Side Yard
  • Traffic Cop
  • Workmen
  • Cross Walk with Taxi
  • What Do You Think?