This week in class we talked about abstracting the subject matter and using it to create a piece based on the compositional cross. The cross is probably the compositional device used most often in both representational and abstract work. We took an abstract bent using a group of small oranges as our "jumping off" point. The oranges served to inspire but not really inform. Take a look below at how different painters, myself included, chose to interpret the oranges using the "cross" compositional idea.
Coni's Oranges 16"x12" oil.
The Plein Air New Mexico paint out culminated in a wonderful show at the Mark Zoeller Gallery on Canyon road in Santa Fe on Friday evening August 3rd. Standing room only most of the night created a very festive atmosphere and a lot of paintings went out the door. My painting from Fort Marcy - 'High Hat over Santa Fe' also sold- yay!
Mark Zoeller also opted to keep selected works of his choice to continue to hang in the gallery through the high season. My two paintings: "Hyde Park" and "From Bahada Hill" were part of that group.
This was a fun and successful trip. Santa Fe is a great town to spend time in but I will be glad to get home; and in 2 weeks I head to Rocky Mountain National Park for the Estes Park Plein Air Event. I think I am ready.
'High Hat Over Santa Fe', 8"x10", SOLD.