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.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
It's Up To You
The group was invited to paint at my son's house. Yes, it was our typical a.m. slot when this painting began with blue morning tones- true to the scene, but boring.
[time-lapse...] On my way to paint the moon, I spied this couple enjoying the sunset. [Then back in the studio]- The more I worked on this pier scene, the more it transformed into a platform to view the setting sun. The umbrella was no longer needed, and the chairs weren't cozy enough. I can hear some of you saying, "that's two different paintings layered one over the other". Yep.
Sure I broke all kind of rules in the process, but decided- "It's my party". Our canvas is a place of freedom! If this painting had a companion lyric, it is Dylan's- "She can take the dark out of the night-time, and paint the daytime black...She's got everything she needs, she's an artist, she don't look back."
I'm looking forward to a visit from Dad this week. The pier will no doubt get another transformation, into Pop's fishing-pier. We'll probably need the chairs and umbrella, but I'm not going back in after them.
As I crossed the bridge I marveled at this unique situation, it appeared the colors turned happiest out over the deep and kept somber over the land. The sky itself seemed to say- "It's up to you. Render me how you would like... it's your creation."
And yes, I was snapping and driving, but please don't tell my Dad!