NEW MEXICO MODERN


Around 2013 I started studying the works of the early New Mexico Modernist Andrew Dasburg simultaneously with the figurative works of Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn. In 2014 I began painting plein air oils around Galisteo and Santa Fe County using line and mass to emphasize the abstract in nature.

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES (Squeegee Technique)


SQUEEGEE TECHNIQUE
In 1998 I read where Gerhard Richter used a squeegee like apparatus to apply paint in creating his abstracts. With that in mind, in 2002 while living in Lyme, Connecticut, I purchased window squeegees in various sizes and began experimenting with acrylics and oils later evolving into mostly landscape imagery. I like the surprise effects of this technique since it forces the paint into abstraction.

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES (Plein Air-Painted from Life


PLEIN AIR-PAINTED FROM LIFE
While living in Southern California, around 1982 I started to experiment with plein air (French for open air) painting at various locations around Orange County, such as fields around Irvine and in Laguna Canyon. Later, after moving to Duxbury, Massachusetts, I continued to paint on location and have done so everywhere I’ve lived up until now. For me the best way to learn color and composition is from nature. The late 19th century artists such as George Inness, the French Barbizon School, and the American Tonalists were of major influence as were the early California Impressionists and great teachers such as David Leffel and Richard Schmid.

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