Subject Tags: landscape represental
Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2014
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci ......
California missions of Alta California (“New Spain”) tell a story of state and national evolution. Missions built in the 18th and 19th centuries still remind Californians and visitors of the European explorers who came by sea and land to conquer a new land. Under Spanish rule, the first California mission fort was established. Both armed forces and Franciscan shepherds came to colonize California outposts and to convert Native Americans to the Christian faith.
Artists like Clyde Aspevig, Jim Wilcox and Scott Christensen have influenced me a great deal. Sargent, the original painter of light, is a constant inspiration. I prefer painting in oils. The medium has a certain plasticity that allows me to push, pull, blend and even mold the paint to the mental image I'm trying to communicate.