Thursday, October 28, 2010

'October' 24x30 oil

A new painting for 'The Value of Black & White' exhibit in Fish Creek, WI in November, at the Peninsula School of Art.


'October' oil, 24x30 © Marc R. Hanson '10

I neglected to mention that this was painted from a field study that I did earlier in the week...

'What A Difference A Day Makes" 8x10


Here's the little 6x8 that is on the exhibit ad for the show. This was a demo for my August workshop a couple of seasons ago.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Marc,
Will all these painting
be for sale.

Marc R. Hanson said...

This one will, some of the others might be but not all. They're my teaching tools and the exhibit is centered around B&W and how valuable it is for artists in study and in finished work. So it wouldn't make sense to sell my tools. :)
Thanks.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

this is gorgeous Marc!

Moish said...

Breathtaking!
I like it more than "What A Difference A Day Makes". maybe less is more.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Deb and Moish.

I forgot to mention that it was painted from 'What A Difference A Day Makes'... thanks for that. I"m going to edit the post and include that painting for reference.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hey there Marc!.... Cool this last posting!

Values sure have to be smack on in this approach - good exercise for all of us!

"You" are so right my Friend!
"What a difference a day makes!"

The difference ...is spelled out clearly... in black n' white! HAHA!!

Good Painting... and Good Luck with the show!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Marc R. Hanson said...

Good one Bruce... :) And thank you for your comments. Snowing there yet? Slightly regretting it, but mostly looking forward to some painting in the snow.

judith said...

Marc , They are all lovely , but the value study is amazing !

Marc R. Hanson said...

Judith I'm glad that you feel that way. All of this stuff we practice about value really does make a difference in our ability to understand relationships.
I might change things about this if I were to do it again, but it was an amazing exercise in my ability to translate color into it's place in a value scale within the picture's parameters. I am on a bit of a time limit so I didn't have as much time to plan out the entire painting and just chose the field study as a guide. I'll probably be doing more of this in the future.
Thank you.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi back again!....Yep! Snowed last Thusday all night long...and hard enough to leave snow-covered roofs to greet me om my morning stroll!

Some places closeby had as much as 8 inches... on the ground. Didn't stay... the first snow never does. Ground is still too warm.... farmers here call it a "robin's" snow.

Some "loners" are still about, but the big flights departed... just in advance of the first snow. How do they know????

I much look forward to the snow cover for my painting. I even clomped about the basement to try out the bindings on my snowshoes! How's that for enthusism!!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Jean Spitzer said...

Wonderful.

Kelley Sanford said...

Who needs color? Amazing.

Daroo said...

Nice painting -- I love the subtlety of the clouds.

Are you using Ivory black (or chromatic black) and white OR are you mixing two colors to get your black (say thalo & umber ?)

Do you ever teach the transparent monochrome approach in your classes? I am guessing that even though the main concern of both is value, its not really the same skill set as mixing with white to achieve the correct value.

Any chance of posting the painting that appears in the one sheet advertising the show (it reminds me of Carlson or maybe Dean Cornwell)?

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Jean and Kelley....

I sent this once from the iPhone but have no clue where it went??? Someone got a reply, but evidently not the blog...

Thank you Daroo. I used ivory black because the show organizers don't want any color to the paintings... for instance no sienna type value work. I know that even ivory black, and the others have warm and cool tendencies, but that's the word I had.
And you are right. For my purposes teaching a transparent technique on location wouldn't be as valuable or practical as mixing values with opaque black and white color.
Most of the reason for doing this is to teach myself and others the value of understanding how color and value are related. IMHO the only way to do that effectively is to do it from life.

I'm going to post that other painting...

Daroo said...

Thanks so much -- you can really feel the light filtering down through the trees! Beautiful.

billspaintingmn said...

Marc! These black and white paintings are wonderful! I will attempt to work on values this way,
(I've never painted in black & white before)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your work is quite beautiful.

martinealison said...

Très belle visite dans votre blog... Belles peintures...

SKIZO said...

Great
Work
good
creations

jpatrickus said...

Mark, I viewed your work at the reception tonight. It was wonderful. All the artists provide excellent work. Thanks for teaching black and white this summer. It has greatly helped me with my work.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you for all of your kind comments. Black and White is interesting in more ways than just as a tool for study, but as a end product.

jpatrickus... Thank you for your review. Good crowds? I'm hoping to see some pics of the show in it's entirety.