Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jill Carver - Artist


You know there's something special going on when someone can take a nondescript alleyway and turn it into a beautiful painting. Plein air painter Jill Carver can do just that. Originally from England, she spent time as a curatorial research assistant at the National Portrait Gallery in London before traveling in New Zealand and then relocating to Texas Hill Country.

She is offering several workshops next year. "We will break down the process of producing a painting into core components: identifying a motif; choosing a design to best complement that motif; identifying the main masses; observing and mixing accurate colors and values; developing the focal point; and finally, effective and interesting paint application. For the first two days we will be ‘tuning in’ to the landscape through doing numerous value and color studies in the field"

2 comments:

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

I love Jill's work. I saw her painting this one up in Jerome, AZ, the day we had snow.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I knew that was Jerome, AZ. This is a great painting of a great place.