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Amy’s Zinnias

Chasing the light during a visit to Maine

Finishing a plein air painting in the studio is often inevitable, especially when daylight is waning and you need to leave the location, knowing that you won’t be able to return. 214 more words


The Bees Made Honey - New Painting Video

I’m very excited to have just finished my third YouTube Ardent Shadows for my new painting ‘The Bees Made Honey’. Please head over and give it a thumbs-up. 472 more words


Today in the studio, 21st September: Avoiding self delusion

Additional layers of cold wax, deeper black tones to build contrast and depth. More removals and reinstatement, but travelling slowly in a direction I’m reasonably comfortable with. 91 more words


Anatomy of an Indirect Painting

In previous posts, I described the history of indirect painting and also some of the techniques. In this post, I plan to show you how an indirectly painted landscape can mimic the light effects in nature and create both an interesting and varied surface quality and multiple optical effects. 969 more words

The Landscape Atelier

Be sure to check the photos from the trip to Lake Como, Venice and Tuscany on this site: http://jannstravels.com/travel-blog/. It has been non-stop painting stimulus and so very much fun. 63 more words

Original Paintings

Field and Hill

One more beautiful summer vista from Storm King Art Center

Words don’t do justice to describe the sculptured landscape that is Storm King, but a palette of blues and yellows with touches of gold and warm brown surely does. 16 more words


About RLJ

Deep in my soul burns a fiery passion for art. My love of art history and the works of the Masters know no bounds. While I can be struck breathless at the vision of nearly every genre of artistic expression or painting technique, I am most moved by the classical masterpieces. 45 more words