Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Carmel Valley

6"x12" oil/panel

Back from a good show on the Jersey Shore. Good sales and great art! It is great to meet so many art enthusiasts at these shows and engage in wonderful dialogue about art and the process of creating it with people from all over the country and world for that matter.

I did get back to doing a new painting from some California studies. I'm already beginning to feel a nice rhythm switching from knife to brush and back. I find by mixing my knife block in and then mixing some more of the same colors on the far side of my palette I can quickly apply block in then get to work with the brushes. This is encouraging and seems to make the best use of time. Granted these are studio pieces and things will change outdoors. I'm going to Cape Cod next week to paint with the 7 livelies group and will implement these new techniques and can't wait for the results. So here's the latest.


loriann said...

I LOVE this one! What drama and juicy paint!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Looks like your work has taken an a new energy, Brian. I can see the confident brushstrokes. Great work!

Patti Auburn said...

Ahhh, Carmel Valley. Lovely as ever. Sounds like you had a great time in No.Cal. Glad you enjoyed my home state.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Patti. It was a great time and the valley was as beautiful as ever!