The Language of Prints

I saw an excellent print show entitled, “The Language of Prints” at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Runs through July 27, 2014. Here are some of my favorites.


Keechelus Oil Study I

Just finished a small, 6″ x 12″, oil study for my Keechelus Lake painting. I’ve been noodling around with this idea for over a year, starting with a gouache painting and progressing to a simple Illustrator drawing, and then a more complex illustrator drawing.

The color scheme for the study uses a single string, anchored with Cadmium Orange and Prussian Blue. Most steps include a bit of Quinacridone Violet and Titanium White. The darkest step also has Burnt Umber.

I’d like to try a few more color schemes, including Red/Green and Blue/Yellow or Violet/Yellow. Also want to look again at Blue/Orange, but with a lighter sky. After that, I will probably try a slightly larger study to figure out atmospheric perspective in the hills and the ground.