Monday, April 9, 2012

morning fog

so here is a new 36x48. I've attached a 2 foot section of lattice wood to a 3" wide brush. It gives me the same looseness as a 1" brush on a small (6") panel. I like loose. This piece was done mostly with this rig. I did throw in some 2" brush strokes. Been very busy organizing shows and schedules. It looks to be a promising year with some new venues being added to my schedule. Looking forward to hitting the road!


SamArtDog said...

Looking at this painting in the small size of an icon is probably not unlike seeing the 36x48 from across the room. So, do you move back and forth across the room while painting it? Magical how brushstrokes, no matter the size, become such an atmospheric picture.

brian eppley said...

Hi Sam. My studio isn't nearly as large as I would like so the trick I use is placing a large mirror behind me while I paint. Then I go across the room and look at the images reflection. I get a quick "impression" this way. The extended handle brush helps maintain a distance from the work and forces gestural mark making.

SamArtDog said...

Brian, I use a hand mirror at the easel and a bigger one across the room. Can't imagine imaging without them.