Saturday, January 21, 2017
Studio Plein Air
A couple years ago I spent a couple months painting found studio still lifes. And I return to them now. By 'found' I mean that I don't rearrange anything, though I do try to come up with a good composition. The painter Thor Wickstrom, whose studio I share, does all the rearranging but it's all completely accidental, since he uses the stuff on the table that you see here, and then throws it back on when he's done with it. At least that's what I think happens. This 12x16 oil on panel I started a couple days ago and finished this morning. I then started another. To me it's like plein air painting, except I don't have to worry about the light changing, and it's quite comfortable working in the studio.