September Artists of the Month - Julia Kindred and Frank Feigert.
We will have two artists this month. Julia will but up first and Frank will finish off the last two weeks. Double the artists...double the awesome art!!
The moment I put that first brush stroke to canvas, it captivates me. The interplay of oil paint, brush and canvas allows a give and take – like a dance. When I create, no matter what my intentions, I allow the brush and canvas to take me on a journey that is part real and part interpretation, and part fantasy.
I begin with an image – either painting plein air, from a photograph or from something that caught my eye. First shapes emerge to give structure to the painting. Then I decide if I want to render the painting as I see it – or make changes to improve the scene. I might warm the colors to change the mood of a painting or change a stormy day into a sunny day.
Attached are a couple of examples showing how I start a painting and the completed work.