[Analysis] Terril Welch – FARM IN FOG

[Analysis] Terril Welch - FARM IN FOG

This is part analysis and part assessment.

This painting, fittingly titled the ‘Farm in Fog’, created on a 16×20″ gesso-board with a wood cradle, is quite a rousing piece of Impressionism.
The brush work is very reminiscent of Monet’s ‘The Summer, Poppy Field’ and ‘ Boy Fishing’ by Roy C. Nuse.

The painting describes a scene from a rural area. Free from the urban distortions of nature. We see only a single rooftop surrounded in trees, mist and grass with noticeable frozen dewdrops. The far background in hidden is mist – the contents hidden inside – undefined.

There is heavy fog, and hence low values of contrast. The color palette here seems very limited, I can remark on Burnt Umber, Olive Green, Prussian Green, Titanium White and Venetian Red. An expanse of ‘space’ is created by having a sparse foreground, with only the grass in proper focus and the rest of the trees and that one lone house out-of- focus ( although, paintings are meant to have everything in focus, and not photographic, with focus in the center and blurring out at the edges); hence, the use of ‘Impressionism’ for this has a dual effect, the scene and if interpreted with more ‘reality’, the background receding out of focus.
The use of rough dry brushes, has given it an aged look. As if, it is a painting from one’s vintage collection. The distortions and the ‘age’- make this painting ever more beautiful and sophisticated.

The vibrancy here is not created with color complements, but with the scene itself – regardless of the matte paints. The scene itself is fresh and alive with foliage – and nature. The blades of the grass flutter in the icy cold wind – even in this chill, ‘life’ and ‘nature’ is effervescent.

I recommend anyone who want to bring a splash of freshness into their living-room, to view it in detail ( and consider ordering it at: http://www.artsyhome.com/product/Farm-in-Fog )

introducing/ project. NEVAN ◁

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Teaser – for ‘project NEVAN’ 


Here it is! 
‘NEVAN’, an Art portfolio created in After Effects CS4 and Sony Vegas Pro 12- for the ‘SEECS HAS GOT TALENT’ event at my univesity. 

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Advanced Oil Painting Mediums

See here for some advanced Oil Painting Mediums and Recipes.

I shall go with Damar Varnish with Linseed/Walnut ( Why Walnut? IDK, just wanted to mimic the European Renaissance Artists – lets see what happens) binder and Turpentine as solvent.
The ‘glossiness’ and ability to retain color  is not much to my concerns; But just a means to protect the yellowed and dulled layer of paint from dust and scratches.
P.S
I do love how a painting painted with Linseed Oils only, darkens and dulls over the decades ( though can be re-lightened in sunlight). It seems to give the painting more grace and ‘importance’ in my opinion.
I have been ignoring the ‘Fat over Lean’ Oil:Pigment ratio rule for  some time now, I shall try to correct myself in the very next painting.

 

“Painting media from various recent manufacturers”  ~                                                      a-state-of-change.com/

Soluvar final varnish, glossy and very weather-resistant. A superior choice for protecting the finished painting. ~                                                                                             a-state-of-change.com/

 

 

New York City Photo Impressions | Midtown From Empire State Building

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Impressive. Very Impressive.

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The Realization

The Realization

I don’t know, but whenever I see this photograph ( from Pinterest), I hear an inner voice chanting ‘The Realization’.
I woke up this evening after quite a ‘dream’ – a lucid one. The vividness of it baffles me, but a immense break from this Reality is was – like a free ground to experiment with Art and Emotion. A training ground a lucid dream is to me.
I place the background, the foreground – balance the abstract qualities in it as I please.

And then – commit it to memory and hope to show it to others with my trusty paints and the canvas. Just eager to bridge the gap – the gap between reality and my mind.