Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Wet Drought" 15"x15" by Jeff Surace




It's always interesting to see how people paint so I posted some pics of my set up. I use a vinyl portfolio cut out of a garment bag to hold my black core illustration board which is what I use to paint on. I use straight oil applied with a palette knife. I use a camelbak type backpack to haul everything else. Today, It started raining during this painting which is slightly ironic considering this landscape was created from drought conditions. hence the name.. (I had some more photos but had trouble posting)

5 comments:

bj said...

Thanks for sharing your plein air setup with us.

As plein air artists we take the good with the bearable when we venture outside to paint. Perfect, not so perfect, downright hostile, and "I'm not going out there" weather make for the adventures we delight in.

n. rhodes harper said...
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n. rhodes harper said...

I will try again. I am an equipment junkie so I love to see what other artists use. I love the finished painting. You really have a unique style that is very effective.

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

I like your muted palette choices... adds to that feeling of dryness. The leading lines in the composition allow the eye to roam through the piece easily. Nice work! Seems like the whole southeast has suffered from the lack of rain... same here in Eastern NC.

Jeff Surace said...

thanks for the comments and welcome aboard Bernie.