Jim Pittman

Thunder Bay
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 30 in

About this Artist

Jim Pittman

I am a landscape painter. I simplify the landscape around me in coastal Virginia and in the great plains and high deserts of the American Southwest. When walking by the sea or through canyons, I see form, shape, line, and texture as revealed by light and color. I translate this to the canvas using acrylic paint applied intuitively and moved around with scrapers, knives, fingers, sticks, etc. My work is not site-specific but I do relate to colors and conditions. I paint my remembered impressions and attempt to create the mystery of ancient places and the passage of time, weather, and man. Edges, texture, and surface are important elements of my work which I strive to be spontaneous, luminous, spare, and deep.




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