E-Mail: Jeanne Powell
An Artistís Journey
Traveling with Walt Bartman (Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Glen Echo Park) on his international workshops introduced me to the joy of painting. My imagination responded to his challenge to study light, color, and design in the landscape.
In 2003, my semi-retirement from a career as a research economist at NIST afforded me the time to pursue painting rigorously in Waltís Painting Landscapes on Location classes and workshops. With wonderful surprise, I found that plein air painting enriched my travel experience far beyond what my camera could. His local classes introduced me to the beauty and variety of the Maryland landscape.
I work in oil and in gouache. My work is representational but expressionistic, seeking to capture the feeling of the landscape. Plein-air experience includes a dozen years in classes plus more than twenty workshops with Walt in Maine, Big Sur, the Bahamas, Sicily, Prague and Budapest, Mallorca, Santorini, Florence, Ireland, Mexico, Argentina, France, Cuba (twice) and the Italian Lakes, as well as Tilghman Island. I take advantage of local workshops by other Maryland artists and enjoy participating in a variety of plein-air paint-outs. And I join other artist friends on our own painting trips to near and far places. Italy (anywhere) and Penobscot Bay, Maine are my favorite painting destinations.
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