Friday, November 9, 2007


Anonymous said...

The first of your planet bronze series is my favorite. The color is extremely moving. These small series of paintings are exciting and make me want ot paint! The other series are peaceful and make me want to seek refuge and get lost in that peace. Happy painting!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi April....Go ahead and get the oils out! You'll move into them easily I suspect, and the two will help each other. Part of the reason my color with the oils has evolved in recent years is due entirely to my pastel work. Pastels have allowed me to experiment with color quickly with direct results. To do things that I wouldn't consciously consider doing, mixing that is. But with the pastels I can just pick up a stick that is of the right value but has a different hue that I might not think to use and see if it does. That has loosened up my color a lot and now I employ that idea into my oils.
You'd like them. Have you painted in oils before? I don't remember.

Painter for Life said...

Yes, I painted with oils in college and for a brief period about 14 yrs ago. I pulled out my oils and purchased new oil paint and painted my first oil in literally 14yrs. We had our portrait class today with Leslie and had a model. I loved it! I used only big brushes and did not worry about anything. I am excited to experiment more with the oils and working from a model. We have rented the space above the gallery until the end of this year in hopes to make it permanent. My classroom in the gallery was not working. It was just too depressing and did not inspire the class.

Marc R. Hanson said...

April...Hurray for you and something 'new'er and challenging. Can't wait to see what you're doing with the oils now. Pastels do so much to help with drawing that I suspect the oils are right up to the mark of your other work already, or in no time for sure.
The space sounds much better for you. What will happen with the gallery classroom? More kids activities?
Keep me posted on what happens with the oils.

Simon S. Andrews said...

i haven't seen many who can make a painting like this work with that value scheme, but this one is wicked. I'd love to see it in person.