Wednesday, January 27, 2010

application study



30"x40"
oil/canvas
As I am losing interest in reality persay, I did this large studio piece today. It's from the early studies of the river a few weeks back. I'm paying attention to application in preparation for the egads paintings.(every goliath attempt does surprise) I say losing interest in reality. What I really mean is I'm trying to abandon any attempt at drawing and I simply want to create a believable feeling or sensation. Of course, to do this I need to pay every attention to every detail and yet paint almost no detail! I guess it's really about what makes the artist drawn to a scene and conveying it. WITHOUT ILLUSTRATING IT!

4 comments:

SamArtDog said...

amazing dark nocturney ones.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Sam. I need to shoot them in daylight to get the better view . Hopefully this weekend, although I do like like the eerie low light.

loriann said...

Toast to you Brian,isn't that what it is all about? How much can you leave out and still make the feeling? It's all about creating a kind of mystery that makes you want to look more.That's why those Whistler nocturnes are so great.
I like where you are going with these.

brian eppley said...

Indeed Loriann, I'm trying to keep it real!