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, July 20, 2011
"Neighbor's View", 11x14, Oil.
A quick impressionistic study, that I think I like that way. The gnarly gesture of the tree was my original intent. I also like how the light path seems to lead beyond the roses to the undefined.
My current process- I start with brushes then build up details with knife.
From this same property, the previous week I painted "Mimosa on Scenic Hwy". That was a scorcher of a day! On this one, it began to drizzle just as I took the neighbor up on her offer to actually come on to the property I'd been so close to. (My set-up is barely visible, to the left of the round tree.) So I got to see her beautiful Pensacola Bay view from the deck around the Oak tree I'd been admiring; her landscaping, fountain, bird sculptures, water lilies! The further I wandered, the more paintable it got.