Painting With The Masters - George Inness

 George Inness - Home At Montclair

George Inness - Home At Montclair

This is a beautiful work by master artist George Inness, the second in a series of painting with the masters I am sharing on the blog. Here is a link to the first one by Sanford Robinson Gifford.

I like the softness and subtlety of the values, and how the composition leads you into the background and around to the house. I can almost feel the chill in the air and smell the smoke coming out of the chimney. Don't you just want to see what's cooking on the stove? I think good art takes us places like that.

So here is my version. I learned how difficult it is to match value and temperature and not overwork something so it loses the freshness and intention. Even now as I am staring at his work, I see so much subtlety that is missing from my work. And my composition is a little off from his. But this is why I have taken up this project, I believe there is no better teacher than the ones who have come before, eh?

 Beth Cole after George Inness, Home at Montclair

Beth Cole after George Inness, Home at Montclair

Next I'll be trying a work by Albert Bierstadt, he is a little more representational but I will give it a go and see what happens. 

Thanks for coming along on my painting journey. I am grateful for you.

--Beth Cole