Plate 7

So after watching Chuck Marshall do an incredible demo at the Cincinnati Art Club this past week, Doug Welsh and I were talking about the measurable progress one makes as an artist, especially in the early stages of this sport.  Well, I coupled that idea with what Sandy and I call Plate 7.  Let me explain. One of my past instructors, published a book and it illustrated the progress of his pieces, and he called the photos Plate 1- Plate 7, which was the completed piece.

Sandy keeps pushing me to take my paintings to Plate 7; telling me frequently that I stop at Plate 5 or 6.  So I pulled some of my older pieces, and decided to take them to Plate7 levels.  You can judge for yourself, but I think the revisions are remarkable.  Basically, an artist paints light and in the past year or so, I’ve gotten much better at understanding how to ‘paint the light’.  That is what I’ve infused into these paintings for your (and my) enjoyment.

Cheers
Rick

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