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, September 12, 2010
The Water-Way, 16x20 gallery-wrap canvas. (Sold)
A while back I posted a painting from under this bridge. It wasn't till that day I noticed it is actually visible from my kitchen window, through the park trees.
On this mid-March morning, it was extra breezy out there, but that's where I found "my view".
Laying in the foundation; thinking, large masses.
Constructing the focal points with blocks of darkest darks and lightest lights.
Using the knife now- adding variety of edges & texture.
Utilizing the straight edge of the knife for bridge details. Other times using it flat to give a soft-focus edge.
Yes, my rendition of the day, the sky- turned out quite active. And I have not thus far been able to put mooring posts in for that yacht. I only hope, I have retained some of the Life, the vitality of this location- Oyster Bar Marina, Perdido Key.
Boats, birds, runners; UPS, 7-up, & cement trucks, even palm trees, all en-route.