This is a study for an larger oil painting executed during the same session. I use the study to locate objects, study the movement of the composition and to use as a reference when composing the oil painting.
View from the front end of a Hornbeck Canoe.
The Start of Autumn in Upstate New York.
Painted en plein aire, this painting was awarded 3rd Prize at the Sangres art Guild’s Alla Prima Westcliffe competition in Setptember 2019 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/cottonwood-creek-westcliffe-colorado/788555
Painted en plein aire with the doors open to the cold wet night, this was entered in the Sangres Art Guild Alla Prima Westcliffe competition in September 2019. It was painted as I was hunkered down in my car with the door open. Plein aire is not my favorite way to paint a nocturne. ItContinue reading “Shell Station, Westcliffe, CO”
Victor, Colorado, is the site of many mines, operational and abandoned. For those mines which no longer operate, the architecture that supported them still towers throughout the town’s landscape, a built presence that defines what Victor is, a place locked the memory of a different era and lifestyle It’s eerie, sort of magnificent and veryContinue reading “Victor Mines”
Looking north in the late afternoon sun the fence posts march into the autumn pasture bleached by summer sun now departed. This is painted using three colors, alizarin crimson , yellow ochre and ultramarine. These pigments are then mixed to create the other colors of the painting. John Singer Sargent, American painter, used this colorContinue reading “Brush Creek Fence”
This little sketch is painted while looking west from our front porch. The spruce trees and low junipers are backlit by filtered sun through tall ponderosa pines. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1002293
Plein Aire quick draw, one hour sketch. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/plein-aire-zac/763810
Looking south, the broadside of barns, bright sun flushes the knolls and ruts, the Sunday afternoon slips by. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1001938