Working on paper offers it's own challenges and rewards. It was something I had decided to do long before we left. It was a way to travel lighter, while also being able to paint more and larger pieces. Last years paintings were all 8 inch by 8 inch, oil on panel.
Painting outdoors is difficult enough, and then you compound your troubles with painting in a foreign country, especially with oil paints. All the hassles of airport security, etc, and buying supplies here; oil paint, turpentine, medium...which is how I have chosen to do it.
I wasn't used to painting on paper with oil, but you learn as you go. The secret is to just let the paint do the talking, and every artist paints the best they can, up to that point.
These are some of my offerings, and I look forward to studying them at home. These are just a springboard to larger canvases,like a sketch, but they are fully resolved. I value the spontaneity of the painting moment. For me that is the richness that I appreciate the most... the un-self consciousness of the painting experience. "Free", to just let the paint do the talking.
I'm looking forward to seeing these framed, and hanging in the gallery. There are a lot more to show, and I'll be posting more photos as time goes by...
|From The Panicale Walls|
|Road To Casalini|
|Across The Lago To Cortona|
|Afternoon At Lago Trasimeno|
|Shadows Near Casalini|
|Abstract In The Olive Grove|
|Ready For The Photo Shoot...|
|Panicale Skyline 2012|
|Catching A Moment|
|View From Isola Maggiore Toward Castiglione Del Lago|
Casa Vecchia, Isola Maggiore