Wednesday, November 01, 2006

# 200 Yellow Sky

November's theme will be "atmospheric Landscapes; I want to work on "haze" and the quickly changing colors of morning and evening light. Today's painting is an example of haze and strange light. Oil 6.00" x 7.00", to purchase email


Paul Butzi said...

I'm really looking forward to watching the process as you tackle these challenges. Much of my photography is done in the morning or evening light, and much of it also includes the atmospheric effects you're talking about. It might seem that capturing these things photographically would be automatic but, alas, it turns out to be darn hard to make fog (for example) look persuasive in a print.

Jon Conkey said...

Hi Paul, You are directly my reason for giving it a shot, (your photographs are ideal landscapes, the fact you have so many lets me know you are doing it with a real knowledge and understanding of the scenes you choose to work with), I can only (attempt) to do with a brush, what you must "lay in wait" for with your camera. Either way, we seem to appreciate the same qualities in images.

After living a couple of years in Ferndale, Humboldt County, Ca, and dealing with the 9 months of dark grey drizzle for motivation, I found a nice clean mountain to live on in the southwest. I needed the dose of sun, and clear night skies for sanity purposes. And fortunately, we actually get early morning fog and late evening haze in our valley below. So I will have some subjects to study this month.

Your photographs are excellent, they are painterly in composition, your chosen format in itself is a great art form. I am impressed you have learned to deal with that wet environment with your quiver of equipment, (and it does not get destroyed). You record what few others ever see of that area, because most folks never get out that early or late in that type of weather for a mere stroll (as they would be drenched and bone chilled).

You, your site, your portfolio, your writings; they are all an inspiration to me; I am truly pleased to have discovered your work Paul! Much Mahalo!