This painting captures a brilliantly lighted early summer afternoon along the C & O Canal. The receding angles lead your eye and invite you to wander in your memory to a similar path you walked on a beautiful June day.
David Bottini ‘for Gabriel’ - -
A subjective viewpoint informing a classical approach to realism.
My approach begins in direct observation and is enhanced and developed in the studio using a traditional glazing approach. My work draws from my training in classical realism as well as my passion for a post-modern abstract sensibility in my composing a viewpoint.
My creative process starts on-site from direct observation that immediately employs a very sharp optical perception and imagination. I wander through a woods or along a stream or canal for hours before finding the perfectly balanced interplay of light and shadow and composition. I work a la prima, brush and paint as the only medium that touches the panel. Working small color...
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