Past Works 2000-2009
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Plein air in oil
Plein air water media
My plein air 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.