Castle Garden

The subject is the Smithsonian Institution Castle, Enid A Haupt Garden, and Andrew Jackson Downing Urn. Every Saturday in September 2019, I worked to complete this panting as a part of a Smithsonian Associates workshop in plien air painting, taught by Michelle Rene-Cobb (www.michellereneart.com). Michelle was a student of Edward L. Loper, Sr. (1916-2011), an African American artist and teacher from Delaware, best known for his landscapes and cityscapes with vibrant palette and juxtaposition of colors, and experimentation with a kind of kaleidoscopic cubism, refracting subjects into planes as if seen through shards of glass. He taught painting for almost 70 years. For this piece, I followed his techniques of rigorous exclusion of blending paint on the surface and building the piece through reiterative layers of unblended brushstrokes. Medium / Surface: oil / hardboard panel Dimensions (in.): 18h × 24w × 0.13d Signed Date: 9 November 2019 Content / Style: landscape / impressionist

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James Mann 05 Dec 2019

very nice feel to this... almost theatrical

Artist Reply: Thanks, James!