At my most recent exhibition at Lisa Harris Gallery (April 2011), I gave an hour-long talk on the “In Sunlight” series. This was a special opportunity for guests to get a “studio perspective” on the painter’s creative process — painting from photos, digital studies, paint handling, composition, and color.
Parts 1 through 4 in HD video are now available for viewing.
Part 1 covers the paintings Snow Rivers in Half Light and Pinnacle Peak, Last Light.
Part 2 covers the quartet of brilliant “yellow” paintings for which the series is named.
Part 3 covers the paintings Upper Ridge in Snow, Upper Ridge at Dusk, and White Space
Part 4 covers the paintings December Peak and Ascent, followed by a Q&A session
In the “In Sunlight” series I am experimenting with alternative ways to capture the illusion of natural light. In many paintings (discussed in Part 2), I almost completely abandon traditional value relationships in favor of saturated colors, modulated primarily with subtle hue and temperature differences