Description As winter is almost upon our northern climbs I decided to post this spring painting as a sign of hope.The oil and oil pastel surface is done on a ground of dirt from my garden mixed with gesso.
Blaney Harris, Ledyard, CT Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement *Note... I have had my website made over. Please check it out at www.blaneypaintings.com. Thanks*
In plein air painting I feel as though I am a journalist, recording the moment; what my little portion of the world was like at the time. Therefore I don't like to edit to much in the studio after I come back from a painting session.
I also enjoy working in a variety of mediums including pencil, watercolor, pastels and oils. My background in at-sea navigation, inspired by my 20 years in the Navy, and my appreciation of Naval history, has led me to paint oil paintings featuring the large sailing vessels of the past. Additionally, my paintings have been especially noted for their spectacular settings and treatment of light. Recently six of my works, including "New London Waterfront", have appeared on the Showtime series "Brotherhood".