Across the Road
My modern take on landscape painting consists of scenes such as this one with urban elements coinciding with nature. Painted plein air on a crisp winters day by Delaware artist Sarah Baptist
My modern take on landscape oil painting consists of scenes such as this one with man made elements coinciding with nature. I’m fascinated with the angles and geometry of the poles and wires and like to contrast them with organic, natural elements. The sky often plays a supporting role to these other characters, so to speak. Original plein air landscape oil paintings are a joy for me to create.
Working en plein air or “in the open air” is a wonderful way to interpret your environment. My goal is to create the feeling of a place at that moment rather than record it like a photograph would. My brushwork is loose and impressionistic since I do like to work quickly and express the scene I am looking at. I enjoy working pencil drawing into the wet paint to add details as well as a different mark to the painting. This is my way of combining painting and drawing into one finished completely original art work.
I am attracted to urban scenes that so many of us pass by every day but don’t really see. This particular area is a state park just a few miles from my home. It is a wonderful area with many urban landscape possibilities which I continue to work on and develop in my paintings.