Color is key to most of my work and in these landscapes I want to push color and color relationships as much as I feel comfortable with. And by color, that of course includes value relationships and intensity. The challenge I’ve set myself is to create as many landscape paintings as I can using the same three colors plus white. The current series is being created using Brown Madder, Olive Green and Indigo.
Most of the paintings in the series are 16×20 and I try to work quickly using a 4" brush which gives me a little less control than I’m used to. By having less control, I focus more to create a balance of shapes and color "chunks".
Although these are mostly fantasy landscapes where nature is the inspiration but not necessarily the final goal, I do get inspired by the world around my studio.