Friday, February 23, 2018

Channeling Boudin: a study of clouds

Postcard painting#4:
Channeling Boudin: a study of clouds
Soft pastel 6x8 on uart 400
©️2018 C.L.Burgess
Today my head was in the clouds.
One of the most appealing Impressionists for me is Eugene Boudin 1824-1898. he is one of the first painters to paint en plein air. Largely self taught, his landscapes captured incomparable skies in paint. He was considered mainly a marine painter, being the son of a ship's captain.
I have studied his work close up many times while living in Richmond, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Not a white cloud to be found in his paintings. Just marvelous colors! Landscape painters should really take a close look at is work.
Being at the beach here in Florida has given me an opportunity to study cloud formations over the sea like he did.

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