Artist, naturalist, and outdoorsman, Jim Bortz, shares his thoughts and images as new works come off the easel.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I always set goals for myself when it comes to my art. The big goal on the immediate horizon is learning how to paint better skies. Skies can be dark and brooding, subtle and quiet, or explosively brilliant. They offer a chance to add a splash of color to a painting than might otherwise seem obnoxious.
From my days of fishing the Buffalo Harbor area many years ago, this study depicts a November sunset over Lake Erie. It is the first of hopefully many more studies aimed at pushing my art to the next level.