Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Ridge View" ©

The Pasadena Museum Of California Art is exhibiting Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942), a plein air painter who was one of the first artists to settle and paint in Pasadena. Alone, in the side gallery I was able to move back and forth, get very close to really observe the brush strokes and layers of paint. Looking at the exhibit I found commonalities between the paintings in composition and values. It was a wonderful lesson, Mr. Brown bestowed upon me today. And with that lesson and his inspiration I painted the view from the ridge.

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