Past Works 2000-2009

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Plein air in oil

Plein air water media

My subjects often balance architecture and nature, exploring the poignant ways these two environments interact; in other words, I seek out landscapes that evoke the same issues that interested Corot. I look for structure in the landscape, and compelling chiaroscuro. In watercolor I'm interested in balancing translucency with contrast, juxtaposing transparent washes with saturated color and shadows. In oil I typically work on a traditional toned ground, modeling lights and darks from this middle value range while relying on the ground to read through when the architecture allows.

Art and Design in the Classical Humanist Tradition

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