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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

No Fiscal Cliff Here, Just Cezanne's Landscapes

As the fiscal cliff political wrangling heats up I continue to climb my own mountains at the easel.  The great artist leading the way for me today is Paul Cezanne.  There is nothing like Cezanne's beautiful Mont Sainte Victoire landscapes with their strong brush strokes and deft handling of delicate blues, greens and yellows.  His landscapes shimmer and yet delineate a strong sense of place.

Paul Cezanne, Mont Sainte Victoire Seen from les Lauves
I worked some of Cezanne's concepts into my favorite scene at St. Augustine, the Bridge of Lions.  I emphasized brush work, particularly in the sky and used the thematic blue, green and creamy yellow throughout the painting.  I think Cezanne was very helpful with my Florida favorite.
Mona Vivar, Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, acrylic on canvas 8" x 10"

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