|Edgar Alwin Payne 1883- 1947 (Paris)|
In 1941 he wrote "Composition of Outdoor Painting"
-A great book on painting techniques, color, repetition, rhythm, composition, scale & value. (If ya ever see it- buy it!) I got my copy of the book from Amazon, for about $50. It is worth every penny.
Here are some of his works—
|Sunset, Canyon De Chelly, 1916|
Sentinels of the Coast, Monterey. c. Oil on Canvas
|Canyon Mission Viejo, c. 19?? Oil on Canvas|
|Sardine Boats, c. 1923. Oil on Canvas.|
|Sierra Trail, c. 19 Oil on Canvas|
|Rendezvous Santa Cruz Island, c. 1915 Oil on Canvas|
|Canyon de Chelly Oil on board|
|Shadow Slope Oil on Canvas 36” x 46”|
|Sierra Divide, 1921. Oil on Canvas|
|Trees on a California Hillside, c. Oil on Canvas|
—Payne is one of my favorite artists—
|Examples of compositions, taken from his book.|
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No matter what we do, or where we go, isn't it always awesome to look back & say- I was out there, I was alive, I did that. God made all of us exactly like we are, with talents, & weaknesses. Embrace your gifts, create a memory, do something special. Enjoy life. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a painting is worth a lot more. Generations will reap what we sew; we can pass on a curse or a blessing to those we will never know. (Deut. 11:26-28) Let's leave a history that generations to come will be proud of!