Lennart Anderson over at JSS

There is a nice post about Lennart Anderson over at The Jerusalem Studio School’s blog.

“For me, painting from nature is akin to playing music. The notes are there. One tries to get them down in the proper proportion to bring out the impression…Though one is drawn to see more subtly, subtlety often develops as the enemy of the large effect of the motif. The major changes in value are constantly eaten away by the awareness that the darks are being qualified by the pervasive light that is a component of the scene. This is a phenomenon noticed by comparing the motif at a distance of perhaps eight to ten feet. Contrasts are easily seen and darks seem strong but at closer distances it is apparent that light is seeping into them. My effort is to do justice to this problem, to achieve a balance between these opposite effects.” Lennart Anderson

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