Sunday, April 5, 2009


16x20 oil on canvas

One of my favorite painters is Mitchell Johnson. He likes to paint buildings, I like to paint buildings. He is interested in showing depth in a scene. When I studied this scene, I discovered the depth was what drew me to it to paint it.

Another thing I've learned from Mitchell Johnson's paintings is that pretty much any scene is a paintable scene. I used to search and search for the perfect house or other scene to paint. And I thought 'oh yea, of course his paintings are all wonderful, because he gets to paint in beautiful places like Palo Alto and Europe'. And then I noticed that he was just painting ordinary scenes and making them wonderful with things like his viewpoint and color choices. That's when I took a look around and saw that there's more to paint than I'll ever have time to!

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