Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here is a shot from opening night at the Crescent Art Gallery. It was a beautiful evening, lots of people stopped by and a couple of things sold, good way to kick off the show! Happy Thanksgiving All!
Friday, October 30, 2009
I'm delighted to announce the release of my new book; STUART ROPER - Selected Works, which is now available. This 80 page portfolio style book has 62 full color plates, and is available in both softcover and hardcover editions. You can preview the book and find ordering information by clicking on the link below the picture or by visiting the 'book' page on my website: http://www.stuartroper.com/book.htm
Brown's Barn in Winter oil on panel 20" x 24"
The Crescent Gallery
172 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here is a demonstration of how I took a 12" x 12" plein-air painting back into the studio and worked it up into a 36" x 30" studio version.
Above is my plein air study of "Misty Day At Triple Falls" 12" x 12" oil on panel.
For my studio version of the painting, instead of a square format, I wanted to have a more vertical aspect, allowing me to develop more interest and a bit more of a lead-in to the main subject. The canvas chosen was a 36" x 30" with an oil primed surface. At this stage, I mixed a warm neutral from burnt sienna and ultramarine blue to tone the canvas and also to indicate the main shapes in the composition.
Though I often work from a more limited palette, here I've extended it to include burnt sienna, viridian and chromatic black. This stage shows the initial blocking in of the large shapes with general local colors.
At this stage, I start letting the paint really build on the surface. I want to be able to work wet-into-wet and be able to control edges as I approach the final stages and detail.
Here, paint was applied quite generously, and in some areas of the rocks, with a palette knife. I don't often use a palette knife, but in this painting, the areas of broken color and texture in the foreground rocks really came to life when I let the knife's magic go to work. Using a different tool, like a palette knife, can feel awkward at first, but with practice, it can become a vital part of the arsenal to achieve a desired effect. There is always a moment when "the painting" tells me to stop, and here is the final version of "Misty Day At Triple Falls" oil on oil primed canvas 36" x 30".
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Peggy Taylor and Linda Cheek taking a break
Richard Oversmith smiles for the camera
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Saturday, May 9, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Just returning from a week long painting trip to Charleston, SC, I thought I'd post a few "Master Painters" that were there as well. Above is Kevin Macpherson doing a painting of a man named Ray. Below is my friend Richard Oversmith working on a brilliant little study of the same subject. Richard and I had lots of fun meeting these artists and getting in some painting as well.
Friday, February 20, 2009
For the past two years, I have been offering Fine Art Prints of my original works. These prints are completely done in my studio, from the high resolution digital captures, to editing and all phases of the printing process. I only use the finest and most archival inks and substrates available. Each print is then signed by me, and receives a final UV protective coating.
I have just recently expanded my exhibition space in downtown Asheville, North Carolina at The Woolworth Walk. Located at 25 Haywood Street, Woolworth Walk is a very popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Look for my work there in Space 6, and I hope to soon have a link for online shopping as well.
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