August 26 - September 30, 2023
From Craighead Green:
“My intrigue with trees dates back to my childhood and how I used to love to perch in a beautiful mimosa tree in our front yard and watch the world go by. In south Louisiana, where I grew up and spent my early life I admired the majestic big oaks and tall pecan trees that were prevalent throughout this part of the country.
My technique is accomplished by taking photo’s of trees that I find interesting and painting them as realistic as I possible. With great effort I try to closely match nature’s color or to greatly exaggerate it. To create the texture and sparkle sometimes evident in my paintings I take a great deal of time to mix the oil colors with linseed oil only(no paint thiner).
Paint brushes with thin long hairs are trimmed to the point where sometimes only a handful of hairs remain. This technique is very time consuming. An average size paintings such as a 16” x 20” canvas could take as much as 50 hours to produce. Larger paintings can take several weeks.
I traditionally would only create a couple of these very time-consuming paintings a year. However demand for this style painting has increased so much that they probably account for close to half of all of my paintings now. If I were to use all the descriptions to sum up my style it would be “hyper-real neoimpressionist surreal pointillism”. (Haha!)”
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