01 June 2007

PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS BY BRENT JENSEN


The Flower vendor.
I relate to these loose impressionistic brush strokes




"Taking in Paris"



Detail showing the loose brushwork. Click on image for more detail.
These paintings are almost abstract when viewed up close and only come together when viewed from a distance.

The artist Brent Jensen writes
“I create plein air oil paintings that remain true to nature’s color tones. This is accomplished by mixing the three primary colors to create harmony within my work. My love of plein air painting started with my rural upbringing in the rolling hills of Wyoming. In sixth grade, I won a state-wide art contest and never looked back. After receiving my B.A. in Art, I worked as an architectural illustrator. In 2002, a trip through Europe inspired me to renew my passion for oil painting.“My art education is enhanced by attending numerous week-long plein air workshops with well-established mentor artists and by studying classic art books from and about Impressionist masters and early California Impressionists. This knowledge blends with my innate style and flows onto my canvases to draw observers into my oil paintings. I’m equally comfortable painting landscapes, seascapes, figures, and architecturally interesting homes and buildings.“My sole interest lies in painting what inspires me beginning with well-selected compositions. Because of my philosophy and goal to create original museum-quality oils paintings, I do not reproduce my work.”

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