Lake Julian Morning Light


8x10x.7″ oil on linen

Lake Julian, a wonderful place for inner city kids to go and feed the ducks, has the kind of light that I associate with the Paris Impressionists. I love watching the wind change the appearance of the lake’s surface, and deciding on which mood of the water to represent.

I used flat, chiseled brushstrokes layered over thin monochrome underpainting, using artist grade oils varnished with Gamsol. The substrate is oil primed linen gallery wrapped onto .67” wood frame with painted sides for frameless or shadowbox frame presentation.

I hope my contemporary approach of rhythmic brush strokes and bright, thick impasto brush strokes and harmonious color will calm and stimulate, and that the lyrical, almost abstract realism provides a dense visual puzzle that continues to intrigue over time.