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

This painting was completed near the end of summer in 2014.  It was certainly a cloudy and rainy day and it would have been easy to skip the day and not complete an en plein air painting.  The oppurtunity would have been missed to paint the atmosphere in a different state.  An artist should be able to capture the varying moods of nature.  As a result, i could not find a valid excuse to not make a painting that day.

The atmosphere that day was so saturated and all the land was wet and therefore imbued by the richest Viridian Green.  Of course days like that may not produce a masterpiece, but the lesson learned could most definitely be used in later work.  For example, when painting the distant tree line, i noticed how there was no definite boundary on the tops of the trees against the sky owing to the immense humidity of the day.  Also, the whole scene tended towards that mysterious Alizarin Crimson that is readily apparent in the overall tone of the road’s pavement.  There is a scientific reason behind this.  When it is cloudy, near infrared and infrared radiation penetrates through the cloud layer while the colors opposite on the electro-magnetic spectrum are re-strained.

I reckon that is the most rewarding thing about the arts and sciences. When making observations about the facts of nature as an artist, scientific observation usually has a profound corollary.  The application of knowledge is what the ancient sages would have called wisdom.  The moral of the story is that there are no real excuses to not go paint.  When the weather is changeable, that is all the more reason to venture out and witness the splendor of nature because nature is the art of God.

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