Thursday, October 19, 2006

# 186 Autumn


In some places the winds have blown all the leaves off already, but these colors are great while they last. Oil 6.00" x 7.00". JLC

8 comments:

Leslie Sealey said...

This is a good one! You really made it feel like a crisp fall day, and I like the figures in there as a focal point.

Jon Conkey said...

Thanks Leslie! Being near the 200 painting mark, I am just now starting to figure out how to work with oils. Now, I need to focus on what I have learned, and bring my work together more as a whole; style-wise. Some of your recent paintings have showed me the importance of using color to make the work more interesting; Larry Sieler calls them "color vibrations",(random harmonious color "flecks"), to offset the staleness of flat planes even though they are accurately rendered. Many masters have used this technique, it is a good one to learn early; most folks are oblivious to it. JLC

william wray said...

@200? your doing well, usually you have to throw away the first 300. Nicely done!

Jon Conkey said...

Hi William! I have a lot of respect for your work! Your right, when I look back, I wince at where I have been, and still do battle with "dud days", blogging daily sure humbles one to their abilities, and pushes one to get past it and improve.

David Lloyd said...

Hi Jon,

The variety in your work is astounding...at times, it approaches the sublime!

Jon Conkey said...

Hi David, I worry at times that I'm all over the page, but the challenge of rendering different subjects in paint lures me into giving it a try anyway.

David Lloyd said...

I'm all for the mad scientist approach...you never know when you might find yourself slapping your forehead and shouting "EUREKA"

Jon Conkey said...

Ahhh! You're on to my M.O.! Cheers