Eric Jacobsen

by Sarah Judson October 31, 2011

Plein air oil painter Eric Jacobsen recently won first place in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon. Here is a link to his blog. "It is most important to me that my paintings convey a certain mood. I want them to be felt by the viewer without his or her having to analyze or think about them. As a general rule, I try to find strong compositions in nature and then paint the scene accurately while leaving out any extraneous details which would only busy up the painting and detract from the strength of the piece as a whole. My painting process consists of finding a painting site and setting up to paint for a couple of hours, or until the light has changed. For larger paintings, I will return on consecutive days at the same time, under similar lighting conditions to finish a piece." The piece shown here is entitled Tamarack Moon.



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