Color Studies

 This summer I have been focusing on making color studies from nature. These are few oil sketches I made recently, plus 2 imaginary sunsets I made last summer. The degree of realism varies from sketch to sketch, but focusing only on the illusion of light, I think one can see the difference between working directly from nature and working from imagination.

Central Park grotto 

Midnight sky,  Florida

 Brighton Beach, New York

New York Harbor

Imaginary Sunset 2015

Imaginary Sunset 2015

Please see below for an earlier post on the subject of color studies, plus a link to an excellent short essay on the nature and purpose of color studies written by the sculptor Sandra Shaw. 


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