Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010


'Along The Road Alone' - oil - 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson 2010

I may like the light of the last couple of days more than high fall, summer and winter combined. I'm finding such rich subtle color to work with, enhanced by the mist and light warming the atmosphere. Yummmmm!

Today I went to paint on a road that has been the scene of many an effort. One of the nice things about it is the quiet, it's seldom traveled and usually only a car or two go by, a guy on a bike (who I always seem to see), and the occasional dog walker or jogger. But this afternoon it was fun because a quarter mile on the other side of this scene there were labrador retriever trials, in the short distance I could hear duck hunters, probably after geese at this time of day and due to the 'socked in' low ceiling. I love fall and if I wasn't trying to be an artist, I'd be out there hunting too. Nice few hours to be out.

16 comments:

Dan Michael said...

You definitely have a way of taking regular "stuff" and making into an interesting painting. I wish I could do that. It would make finding a spot to paint so much easier.

Chris said...

ditto on dan michael-you make the ordinary extraordinary

Marc R. Hanson said...

Dan and Chris... Thank you.

I live in and paint in an area that doesn't have much in the way of 'ex'traordinary. No ocean shores or beaches, and not much rise in elevation. But it has a lot of spirit and that's what I like to paint. Every corner has something that is of significance if we look hard enough.

Dan Michael said...

I like that, that's a good answer!

Amanda Jones said...

There is a wonderful sense of atmosphere about your work. I love it!

Patty Meglio said...

Marc,

Your landscape painting is so inspirational. I am always in awe with how you handle the most simple scenery. I love all of the woodsy and field scenes. No one comes close to capturing the pleasant emotions that nature evokes like you do.

Ben Bauer said...

I think what is here is very significant Marc, Minnesota offers a beauty that respectively many areas dont offer, look to that area that you paint NorthWest of you out towards Chisago! This is great stuff, at times its hard to find things to paint, or that idea, but it offers an array and the best part is it isnt over done and thats what I love about it and what you show in your work!

B

Jala Pfaff said...

Love it.

Marian Fortunati said...

A beautiful painting, Marc.. Just lovely colors and pattern and brushwork... sigh...

Dot Courson said...

I love the calmness in this. It's got everything it needs in it, but it's understated. It is extraordinary in that it shows confidence and mastery and every time I look at your work I think, "I want to paint like that"!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Amanda. That's my goal and I'm glad that I'm getting closer...

Marc R. Hanson said...

Patty you're very kind and I appreciate your comments. I think that whatever it is where or what we find comfort in and with is what and where we should be. I have always felt best outside. That's not that unusual, I know. But for my art, it is what makes the difference.
Thanks ;)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hey Ben... thanks man! You are so right and you are also one who can see 'IT' all around you. I hope you get those headaches under control and get some time out there with the brushes. Thanks.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Jala.

Marc R. Hanson said...

I appreciate it Marian. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

You're very kind Dot! I understand, have and am there... but Paint like you... it'll make all the difference in Your work. :) Thanks.