HEY, I'M BACK! I've spent the past few months doing the almost unthinkable: abstaining from social media! I felt it was time to take account of what I was doing. In the words of an old song from my youth, "I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in." (Kenny Rogers and the Fifth Dimension. If you remember that one, our memory traces the same years.) Anyway, as fun and helpful as it may be to post and hear from you, I wanted to take time to just play and experiment with my painting.
The cycle of painting and growing as a painter requires an occasional healthy dose of "free-forming it". Time to play with no one looking over your shoulder. Experimenting with ideas, following interests without worrying about where they're leading, and being willing to flop. That's where the fun and growth really kick in. I may write more about that in coming posts, but for now I'll show you some things that have come out of my little retreat, and just see where it leads.
This painting was selected to be included in the 2017 Plein Air Southwest show, put on by Outdoor Painters Society. It is one of the results of my experiments, and pointed to a fresh direction for me. I'll be back with more results.
©Jimmy Longacre 2017
12X12 oil on canvas panel
subjective realist landscape paintings