Saturday, December 13, 2008
Jack's BIG landscape painting
Doing a large studio landscape from plein air studies takes a lot of work. This summer Jack did several plein air, or on the spot, paintings at the swimming hole in Jeffersonville. He does these outdoor studies over a number of days, rather than in one shot. Then, he goes back and does several drawings of particular detail that he will need when he composes his larger painting in the studio. The completed painting shown here is the plein air study, and on the easel is the start to the larger painting (4'x6') that he is painting from the study. His drawings and paintings are on the skinny easel to the right of the big painting.