I'm beginning a new series of paintings that emphasize the daily movement of people. Life does not stand still and neither do the figures in my paintings. I sketch people in areas like malls, grocery store, street corners etc. If they walk away before I finish sketching, I stop the sketch and begin a new one. As a result I have many figure fragments throughout my work.Then I combine those sketches into 1 painting.
An art movement founded in France in the last third of the 19th century. Impressionist artists sought to break up light into its component colors and render its ephemeral play on various objects. The artist's vision was intensely centered on light and the ways it transforms the visible world. This style of painting is characterized by short brush strokes of bright colors used to recreate visual impressions of the subject and to capture the light, climate and atmosphere of the subject at a specific moment in time. The chosen colors represent light which is broken down into its spectrum components and recombined by the eyes into another color when viewed at a distance (an optical mixture). The term was first used in 1874 by a journalist ridiculing a landscape by Monet called Impression - Sunrise.