Out To Pasture
20"x30" oil on canvas
Since March 1 of this year I have been immersed in a four month Artist-in-Residency program at Butler Studios. I was fortunate to be one of four artists in this inaugural program and we were given the opportunity by Curt Butler to paint 24/7 in the studio. My focus was to create paintings that allowed me to feature dramatic light and shadow and oftentimes bold color in my landscapes. This residency forced me to learn to create and/or solve problems on my own without Curt being there to rescue me or give me a pat on the back. It was a wonderful learning experience and I am very grateful for this opportunity.
At the reception which was held June 27, I had 13 pieces which I felt made the cut. I worked unsuccessfully for a couple of weeks on one particular 30"x40" which I never could seem to bring to life so it is still turned backwards "in the corner" and will remain there until I can make it behave!
I will be posting now on a more regular basis and will continue to post more of my paintings that were featured in the reception.