Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Recent Happenings

I just returned from a very eventful trip up to Maryland. The landscape painting workshop at Belle Haven Park in Alexandria, Virginia (June 21-22) went really well. I will be planning another workshop in the DC area for early August.

The next workshop I will be teaching will be July 12-13, 2008, in southwest Charlotte, North Carolina, at the McDowell Nature Preserve. This workshop is a plein air landscape painting workshop overlooking Lake Wylie. It is from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. each day and is limited to eight (8) participants. Please call 704-596-1286 or email me if you would like to take this workshop or would like to be notified of future workshops or classes in the MD/VA/DC or Charlotte areas.

I recently completed two commissions for a client in DC.
Moving to the Shade - Original Realism Landscape Painting by Paul Keysar

Moving to the Shade
10" x 14"
Oil on Linen
© 2008

Black Angus Grazing in the Countryside - Original Realism Landscape Painting by Paul Keysar

Black Angus Grazing in the Countryside
10" x 14"
Oil on Linen
© 2008

2 comments:

Ellen said...

Hi Paul, I love your use of shadow in the foreground of your oil paintings. I see that you paint on linen. I have only used canvas. What is this linen all about and can i buy it in an art supply store? All the best.

Ellen Lalonde
elinsaunders@cogeco.ca

PAUL KEYSAR said...

Hi Ellen,

Thank you for the compliments. The use of shadow is following an old rule of composition. You can see some examples and a discussion on the use of shadow in composition on James Gurney's blog. I am using the shadows in these two paintings to create a flow for the eye to move through the paintings and rest on the cattle.

About linen, please see my 2/28/09 blog post "Linen versus Canvas".