Monday, June 28, 2010

Golden Prairie

"Golden Prairie"
Jack Providenti

18x24 inches
oil on canvas

The challenge here was to capture all the colors of the prairie just before sunset. The light on the landscape begins to change dramatically just as the sun begins to set, but  the sky is still mostly pale blue.A few days ago, I painted a loose, but colorful version of this which took me less than 30 minutes to complete. This one, however, took a few hours.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Study Of Prairie Before Sunset

Study Of Prairie Before Sunset
Jack Providenti
Oil On Canvas
18 x 24 inches

Although the sun was in it's earliest stages of setting, the prairie and brush were alive with cool blues and warm reds and orange.

This is what I would call pure impressionism. It is a "wash"  done in oils, and was done in about 30 minutes. Some would say that a painting done quickly is not as valuable as one that takes several steps done over a period of days, weeks, or even months. All I can say to that is that the very first "Impressionistic " painting, done by Claude Monet, was completed in minutes. Today that painting is valued in the millions of dollars. Now, I'm certainly not Monet, but then my paintings go for somewhat less than a million dollars.

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The Tent

"The Tent"
Plein-Air Painting
Jack Providenti

8 x 10 inches
oil on board


The sun rose behind Davenport Mountain at 8:00 AM. By 8:45 AM, I was outside painting the light falling on a meadow that had a tent parked in it. The light became more and more intense as the morning progressed. I finished painting this at about 10:AM

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