Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Californian plein air paintings - Michael Newberry

3032816118_1cb339b036_m When the going gets tough, the tough -- or some of them -- head towards Santa Monica.

Leastways, that's where painter Michael Newberry is now, working on some 'plein air' paintings in the California sun -- meaning small paintings (these shown here are just 9"x12") that are painted very quickly in the open air.

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In his plein air paintings, Michael is always looking, he says,

to explore, to have fun, and to try new things. I try new color combinations, new ways of composing things when I’m working on a major work. So I’m adding that element to it as well. I think that my body of work will be significant in that there are hints of discovery and innovation throughout everything that I am doing.

If you'd like to purchase one of these jewels, you can contact Michael to arrange it. Newberryworkshop@earthlink.net.

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