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.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Shore Break, SOLD, 11x14, Oil. Looking back, I'm glad I took easel to the beach before he retired. We've seen some places together, but haven't had our toes in the sand of this National Seashore nearly enough to suit me. After my plein-air friends called it a "rain-out" at the park, we were headed along Gulf Beach Highway when the deluge ended. Why go home? All packed up with no place to paint, (then Easel said: Let's go to the beach, just you and me.)
A fully loaded palette- because you never know what kind of day you'll be depicting.
Behind me I could see it was still raining in town, but the western skies across the Gulf were blue. Which adds a twist of complication to the color study teachings in "Hensche on Painting". To first determine the light key of nature- observe: Is it a gray day or sunny day? Each painting is a new set of visual perception problems, and my envelope of atmosphere is not always clearly discernible. I like this quote: "A painter is a teacher who helps others see the beauty of the world".