Saturday, January 1, 2011

First blog-"Winter Warmth"

In my series of blogs I would like to give you a little insight into my thoughts about how I create art. Ultimately art is a statement from the artist to be interpreted by the viewer in the way they see fit. Their response to it can create an emotion or meaning on so many levels, in so many ways. So interesting. It should be fun to share some art with you as I create it and why I change and edit paintings along the way. I look forward to hearing any of your comments.

Although I enjoy doing plein aire paintings most times that is not possible for me. So I paint from photographs, memories and gut feel for a subject as it speaks to me. This painting is oil on panel, 12x24, and titled "Winter Warmth" The photo I took in Paris was on an overcast winter day. I decided to edit the scene by showing a late sun pattern from the right hitting the buildings, street and some foliage. I like the way it turned out.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world, David! This is a beautifully executed piece. I like the subtleness . . . the elegance of your work. I especially admire the way you handled the sunlight on the shrubbery-lined path. You are an inspiration to new artists like myself. Happy New Year!

  2. Welcome to the art blogging world. You know what a huge fan I was of yours at the KJ workshop so thrilled that I can now keep up and learn from you also. I jumped into blogging earlier than I had planned but it has been fun and I have learned so much.
    This piece is beautiful- love the light and the title is perfect- what we all need right now.