ROBERT FROST PARIS
LANDSCAPE PAINTING www..frostyparis.com
Plein air-painting NW of Mandan ND
Graduated from the University of Michigan in Landscape Architecture
Worked in the profession in Minneapolis, Denver, and San Francisco .
Returned home to Mandan, North Dakota to paint full time.
When painting a landscape it is good to:
Note the time of day.
The season of the year.
The direction of the sun.
The direction of the wind
Where the water flows.
The names of the trees and where they like to grow.
Why you are painting this particular landscape.
What is the focal point of this painting.
I try to find the one thing that is special about a subject.
Expand that into a good composition.
Then with brush and paint try to feature that special part, without it
Remembering the whole should be greater than the sum of parts.
All the while using liquid paint that has an infinite number of values and colors and is applied with a bush containing a thousand wild hairs.
The bigger the brush the better.
The creative process I learned as a student of Landscape Architecture at the University of Michigan has been invaluable to my career.
How to analyze a problem.
Conceive a singular concept.
Build a solution.
Be it cutting mats.
Starting art shows.
Building an art booth.
Develop new medium.
Create a "paint mobile " (vehicle).
Design a plein air easel.
Paint with a singular concept.
Design my web site.
How to paint prairie grass.
How to create a painting that looks like North Dakota.
Thanks to Professor Emeritus William J. Johnson FASLA
Johnson, Johnson and Roy, and the University of Michigan.
COOLING MY FEET IN YELLOWSTONE LAKE-PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR