PAINT CREEK ROAD

Watch this time lapse video that was made using a GoPro HERO4 Camera

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An Original Oil Painting executed en plein air by Fine Artist Jeremiah Jolliff

This was the first painting completed en plein air during the 2015 season.  Paint Creek Road is a very interesting country road out here in Preble County Ohio.  A few of the Gasper township employees were out and about that morning and they can be seen in the video.  Also, Eric White, who is the property owner and one of the Gasper township trustee stopped by and chatted with me for a while.  That makes things enjoyable because people always want to stop and talk, when an artist is out and about painting en plein air.

Since it was so early in the spring, most of the trees were still barren and the fields were yet to be tilled over and planted.  The close cropped cornstalks were in the fields from the previous years harvest and gave the whole landscape a very bleached feeling.  The color could be described as a very pale Indian Yellow broken up here and there by fresh new green ruffage that was very vibrant and similar to a Sap Green with a heap of Lemon Yellow.

The Broken down fence row and the tangled grasses by the road, give this painting a dramatic sense of depth.  When I was painting this painting, i was a bit concerned about the illusion of depth because the corn stalks in the field were all so similar and color and value back into space.  However, once i put a Simplon Econo Wood Frame – with Gold Leaf onto the painting, the composition was heightened.  There was a lesson to be learned from all of that.  That lesson is to not allow oneself to become discouraged because a frame always makes a painting look better!

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