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, March 3, 2010
Music is there...in the air...as I work in the studio. Art and music share the same elements. Visual artists talk about the overall tone of the piece, color harmonies, rhythm & variety in composition. I've noticed too, musicians often use visual speak to describe their work... notes aimed to bring us to a place... a feeling of being in a certain "ambient landscape".
My studio days cycle through a variety of musical types. My morning work is subject to the Classics. Mid-day, spinnin' my own tunes, I play DJ, trying not to get paint on the Cds. As evening rolls around, I enjoy radio programing again, which gets progressively more laid back. Sometimes I'm asked if the tunes effect my painting, and perhaps they do.
Wikipedia describes this late night "Ambient" sound...[evoking a sense of "continuum of space imagery & emotion", beneficial introspection, deep listening, & sensations of floating, cruising or flying.] & "turning the rational order of musical sequences into an ocean of sensation"! So there, you can see why...when I look at my work the next morning, it's not all as amazing as it was the night before! ...(between the altered state & the turps!)
Actually, I think this painting was improved. It was inspired by an unspoiled Florida landscape and I think throwing the palm in helps it say that, in an otherwise boring composition. I considered calling it "Gator Country" because we did see one that day. It has a peaceful feel... so it is- "Ambient Landscape", 11x14, Oil. [SOLD]
Excitement here!... a new addition arrived at the studio today!! A beautiful, pristine studio easel with "Carolina" stamped into the wood, so I guess that's her name! Gotta go... Carolina on my mind.