Sunday, December 12, 2010

LARGE PAINTING AND BIG SMALL WORKS SALE BY TOM BROWN




Today’s painting:
“THE MORNING DRIVE”
16x6 inch original plein air
oil painting by Tom Brown
This was painted on location while teaching a recent plein air workshop. The photo shows the camera’s version for comparison with my artistic interpretation. I wanted to capture my emotional reaction to the overall scene rather than simply recording endless details.

You will notice that I eliminated many elements such as light posts and signs that I felt did not contribute to the feeling I wanted to capture. And I used bold strokes of thick, juicy oil paint to depict the massive sweep of the freeway structure and roadway. I deliberately kept the colors muted, using very subtle grays mixed from my usual spectrum of pigments.

For purchasing details email: tombrownstudio@cox.net
(If the link is broken, you can send an email to that address using your usual email service.)

Preview the new Collector’s Edition Art Book of my paintings here:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1786423
(Hardbound book with dust cover, 120 pages, over 175 pictures, high quality printing. Worldwide shipping available in time for the Holidays.)

Also see my big once-a-year “SMALL WORKS” sale on eBay:
http://shop.ebay.com/tombrownfineart/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=

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