Painting in the studio, waiting for the weather to change. This one was a lot of jun. I've been wanting to do a format like this one. With some studio time on my hands, I like to go back into past plein air studies, and select one to reconsider. I try some different compositional ideas in a few notan sketches, until I hit on something that seems like it could make a strong painting. Then, I try to work with a color idea that is more developed than I can do when speed painting in the field. Finally, I try to apply things I'm working on to improve in some way. In this case, I was trying for a more unified color feel and atmospheric effect. This kind of exercise lets me re-imagine the scene and develop it according to my memory of the feeling I had while painting the study.
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
8X16 oil on canvas panel
subjective realist landscape paintings