I started a new painting of my backyard neighbor from 1994. He was a farmer his whole life and when he sold the cows and moved to town, he treated his garden like he was still farming. His wife would bring him lemonade and they would sit under the tree and watch the garden grow. My plan is to take photos as I go to show the process, but sometimes I get caught up and forget to snap a picture until I am finished.
Almost everything 'not green' is done. The rest will be a trick to keep separate...
Jessica sat for our group April 10th. I have been staring at this painting ever since because it just felt too 'sweet'. Not that Jessica isn't sweet, all the colors were too pastel and lacking correct shadows. I like it much more now that I have added more darks.
Christine Larson was born into a family where creativity was encouraged and supported. Chris is fascinated with the emotions connected to color. “I begin a piece by choosing the dominant “mood” color. As I paint, I stay open to new directions the painting may take. I know the painting is done when all of the lights and darks are in, and the final “spark” is there.” She strives to convey on paper or canvas her interpretation of the unseen forces connecting all things. “In my studio work, I tend to place figures in an otherworldly dream landscape. In my Plein Air landscapes, I often try to show Nature’s vibrations as I experienced them, through the use of color and the ever changing effect outdoor light has on it." Christine Larson is a member of Brave New Artists and is a long time member of the Vernon Co. Plein Air Artists. She can be reached at:firstname.lastname@example.org and many of her paintings can be purchased through her online Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristineLarsonArt