My modern take on landscape oil painting often consists of 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. Usually, I am 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. On this day the sweeping curve of the road caught my eye. Also the color of the winter foliage and the sky were a bit different for me. It was fun to paint a scene that was a bit more distant than I often paint. Always good to mix things up a bit….
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.