"My works focus on plein-air and studio paintings, encompassing both urban and rural environments. I attempt to pull order from chaos, direction from aimlessness and reveal what I hope is a new perspective on Nature"
Sunday, March 18, 2007
More Visits to Verdant....
'Shanty and Chevy'...........oil on canvas panel...........7x9 inches
This is a little plein air sketch I did last week at the Verdant Equestrian Center with painting comrade Bill Moore (check out his version of a delightful 'horse trailer' painting on his previous blog post)
This revisited and rustic location offers an array of inspiring views and rural subject matter (the friendly, accommodating and cordial staff also make it a pleasant environment to paint in).
'Across the Corral'...........oil on panel...........7x9 inches
This is a different view (same location) of the main riding stables across the corral.
AMERICAN LEGACY FINE ARTS:
This weekend I attended Jeremy Lipking's successful and festive opening reception at the American Legacy Fine Art Gallery in Pasadena, CA.
(View the exceptional and evocative paintings of this accomplished and extremely talented young man by clicking on Jeremy Lipking link to right).
The gallery showcased paintings Jeremy produced on location during his month long sojourn in Loire Valley, France.
Painting by Jeremy Lipking
Posted by Jennifer McChristian at 4:26 PM
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Wow Jennifer.. killa paintings! The first one I don't remember and you probably did it during the week. The other with the horse trailer I remember... or I'd be worried. Your skill with light and color temperature blow me away. You are a good role model and I don't mind stealing some of your techniques as I peer over your shoulder - in fact to not do that would be foolish - learn whenever you can! This Saturday's painting was challenging and I am posting mine today. I want to say your fans have a real treat coming when they see the one you did.
The painting below the first I did with Joe when you were absent a few Saturdays ago. (You already forgot?!) ;-)
Good times this weekend and look forward to hittin' the 9x7's next week.
Everything William said .... Plus I love the juicy fresh application of color.
Can't wait to see the next one!
You still amaze me how simple things look, but every time i paint i have no idea how you did it.
beautiful Jennifer,blown over once again by the glow you capture.
love the simple massing of the trees and the light hitting the stable roof.
Yah, all that, and then those fine lines that I guess you do with a palette knife, and the perfect perspective.
I'm definitely a fan!
Beautiful works Jennifer. Great lighting and greens. Nice simplified trees.
Rene, thanks again :-)......
by the way, I too am intrigued by your technique, palette and expressive brush work.
(and I have not forgotten the W.I.P)
Rob, thank you....
The stable roof was one of the more eye catching and dynamic shapes that compelled me to paint it.
I appreciate your generous and enthusiastic comments Robin :-)
And yes, the fine lines are done with a palette knife and/or a sable liner.
By the way, I'm a big fan of your work too!
Thank you Kee!
......watch out for those rattlesnakes ;-)
Great stuff Jennifer! So rich!
Louis, I appreciate the comment and thanks for visiting :)
Jennifer.. two more nice ones. I have to agree with Rene.. when looking at them they look deceptively simple (a great strength I think), but I know it is YEARS of knowledge that you have put into each piece!! Beautiful arrangement with the slanted board in the first one.. and something about the sense of light really quivers in the second piece. Both a visual delight!
p.s. thanks for the tip about the EasyL box you use.
Thanks Michael for the wonderful comments!
By the way, let me know how the 'Easyl' box works out for you should you decide to order one.
green death.. ranier ale
By your example, I am enticed to try plein air and further to explore the almost abstract reduction process you use so successfully. Find the shapes, create the pattern, and cast the light. Light the painting from within with underpainting, leave traces of warmth and highlight as you layer and then harmonize with imposed highlights and toning. I do pay attention, but I couldn't do it to save my life.
Jeremy Lipking's painting is awesome.
You undoubtedly pay attention Ron....;-)
What a thorough and precise description!
I always get a kick out of your wonderful comments. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing your plein airs (which I am certain you can execute brilliantly!)
Jeremy is quite the painter. Copy and paste url below to see more of his awesome paintings. Enjoy!
it is hard to write something when so many right and beautiful things about your paintings had been said. So to speak more general, I enjoy visiting your blog, seeing your paintings and learning by that. Thank you so much!
You're welcome Stefan,
.....and by the way, I always appreciate your comments and I too very much enjoy visiting and learning from your blog!
Well, you continue to taught me with your warm paintings. We left the house over the weekend and we (well, just me really) had to dig through a pile of ice and snow to get back in Sunday evening. I broke two snow shovels. It was good I started with four.
Maybe it'll warm up enough here soon so I can do some real plein airs. Till then your paintings will keep me inspired.
I'll have to try that painting-without-looking trick. It works well for you and seems like a nice way to surprise yourself.
Your days of sunshine and warmth are just around the corner....
Hang in there!
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