On location, out in nature, artist Jill Berry works with oil paint and a palette knife to produce her impressionistic landscapes. She shares insight regarding her INSPIRATION and INTERPRETATION of the local environment in NW Florida.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
From my notebook of Art quotes- "Paint the emotional charge that interested you when you saw the subject" (Marian Guthrie). I fiddled with this canvas quite a bit before it had the feeling I was after. My attraction was the texture of the swamp-grass and the pattern's potential to play pinball with your eye and ricochet you into the space. I finally had to clear a path with light, but now I find it sufficiently entertaining.
"Composition is just a way of taking the eye on a tour through a painting and pointing out things to notice along the way" [Working Out a Painting, Colleen Browning].