Monday, February 22, 2010

More Mountains and Seas




I'm finding new inspiration in these types of scenes. The top one is a 16x20 from somewhere north of the Big Sur coastline of central California. The main peak in the Sierra mountian scene is actually called Picture Peak! It's painted on a 26x28 panel. I thought I would try some different sizes. I enjoy painting squares, but sometimes they feel a bit constrained. This is like having a panoramic square (oxymoron?). Of course I'll have to special order a frame for this odd size, but I think it was worth the effort.

7 comments:

Craig Granger said...

Bill, these are awesome! and the custom framers will be happy!

Mick Carney said...

Bill I think that your current work is showing a big leap forward on your already fine standards. Love these.

Bill Cramer said...

Thanks Craig! Mick, I've been painting a lot lately and I think you are right. Having a deadline of sorts really pushes one to new levels (up and down - I'm not posting the failures!)

Steve sculpts critters said...

Love this stuff!
I'm guessing you're a big Edgar Payne fan!

Bill Cramer said...

Steve, Thanks for your comment and for visiting the site. And, yes, I do appreciate and am inspired by the work of the California/American Impressionists. Like your sculptures!

Steve sculpts critters said...

Thanks.
I like the sense of unity you get by repeating the same colors from a limited palette throughout the paintings.
Really nice.

Bill Cramer said...

Thanks, Steve. I pretty much just use red, yellow, blue with white. Anymore and I get confused.