Thursday, June 23, 2022

Watkins Glen Study

The stream at the head of Watkins Glen in New York flows over fine-grained Devonian layers of sedimentary rock. 

Watkins Glen, Oil, 8x10"

When the layers were uplifted, they cracked through with joints that make straight sided, almost rectangular pools.

2 comments:

The Accidental Handyman said...

Hi James. I've seen most of your YouTube videos focusing on watercolor, gouache, and casein, but rarely see you paint in oils. Water-based mediums are much more mobile-friendly and give us more of a sense of immediate gratification, but I would enjoy seeing your process with oil paint. Do you have an oil painting class/DVD? Best, regards, Martin

James Gurney said...

Hi, Martin. Yeah, it would be fun to delve into oil a bit more. I've got some Gumroad videos that deal with studio oils: Unconventional Oil Techniques, and the ones on Tyrannosaurs and Australian dinosaurs. Also there's one segment of Portraits in the Wild I demo an oil portrait of a farmer in a barn.