" A Winter Dance"...just finished. Oil on canvas using brush & palette knife. It looked to me as though the oak trees on the edge of the mountain trail were dancing in celebration of winter while dressed in the remnants of autumn leaves. Behind them a steep mountain slope offered a snowy backdrop.
"A Mountain Schoolhouse" impressionism by Jack Providenti 6 x8 inches, oil on canvas
"When I was your age, I had to walk 10 miles to school in the snow!" Any parents or grandparents ever say that to you? Well, this is probably what the schoolhouse looked like! I actually painted this today ( 6" x 8"oil on canvas), and it's Mojave Academy....the school here in the mountains. No...you don't have to walk 10 miles to get to it as long as you live here.
"The Tack Shed" impressionism by Jack Providenti 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas
What an incredible moment! A fresh snow that still leaves some remnants of Autumn. I painted this using pallet knife and brush. For those who are not familiar with horse terms, a tack shed is where one stores horse's equipment such as saddles,bridles, etc.
"A Festival Of Light" impressionism by Jack Providenti
8 x 10 inches oil on board
I'm working on a project to complete 20 to 25 paintings which will portray the area around Davenport Mountain here in the Cibola National Forest, NM. This one, "A Festival Of Light" is number three. The idea is that a whole series of paintings, done within a period of 4 or 5 weeks will develop a strong intimacy between the environment and myself. You might say that 20 to 25 pieces compose one strong communication. This one is from a photo that I took last summer, but many will be winter scenes, as it is now winter.
This is "Morning Haze" (previously posted here on Jan 5th) It will be included in the 2011 Canyonlands Show and Sale at Hueys Fine Art ( http://www.hueysfineart.com ), Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is one of the paintings that resulted from my last camping trip to the Grand Canyon. The challenge for me was to portray the rugged canyon softly ....the way it looked to me on that morning. It is 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas.
The Canyonlands show includes paintings by some of the most talented & prolific artists in the country. It opens Feb 11 through March 2011.
"A Forest Enchantment" impressionism by Jack Providenti
8 x 10 inches oil on hardboard
I'm working on doing an entire series of paintings which will portray the Cibola National Forest here in Datil, New Mexico. To that end, I've been hiking and climbing here in the mountain forest taking pictures of the remnants of our last snowfall. Here is an 8 x 10 inch painting that I just did from one of those photos. I'm calling it "A Forest Enchantment". It was done with palette knife and brush.
" Enchanted Evening" impressionism by Jack Providenti email@example.com 18 x 24 inches oil on canvas
Just when I was finishing this painting the electric went out! Up here in the remote mountains of New Mexico that could be a real problem. BUT...they went back on again! Here's the painting I call "Enchanted Evening"...in the New Mexico high plains desert. It is 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas using brush & palette knife.
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For me, painting is the result of an experience that is so awesome, and so stunningly beautiful, that it needs to be communicated in a way that exaggerates and hails the miracle of nature. The artist takes privilege in endowing a landscape with his own personal aesthetic.
"Beach House At Twilight" impressionism By Jack Providenti 24 x 24 inches oil on canvas
I was inspired to paint this while in Treasure Island, Florida. The Gulf Coast is as enchanting as my home in New Mexico...just a different kind of enchantment. New Mexico deserts and canyons speak of ancient landscapes bathed in a bright sunlight while the Florida beaches offer a softer, humid, and kind of sensuous glow at times.
One of the experiences that impressed me on my last camping trip to the Grand Canyon was the incredible expanse of pastel shades in the early morning. This is one of the paintings that resulted from that trip. The challenge was to portray the rugged canyon softly ....the way it looked to me on that morning.
I paint to celebrate nature and to honor people who are celebrating life. Art, wether it is practiced or purchased, will heal & inspire, it will reveal the extraordinary in what previously seemed ordinary. It also helps us re-experience precious moments. I'm using the skills I've learned in order to inspire an emotional response. I emphasize the play of natural light In my paintings and use color generously combined with brush strokes that capture fleeting and treasured moments. I love to paint outdoors as well as in my studio. Being actively immersed in nature contributes to a soulful expression of her many moods. My seascapes and portraits have been hailed by patrons as stunning, vivid and emotionally stirring.