Saturday, July 7, 2012
"The Sugar Factory"
oil painting by Robin Dodge
Photograph by Mel Shockner
My inspiration was the spontaneous response to the sunlight and color one spring morning in my back yard looking out at the sugar factory. The same response to the outdoors and the science of light and color that was documented by Pissaro and other impressionist painters in the 1800s.
My design strategy was to create a plein air painting using the technique of the impressionist Camille Pissaro.
My work process was to attempt to portray an overall visual effect instead of details using short broken brush strokes of mixed and unmixed color to achieve an effect of intense color vibration.