Outside the Studio: plein air landscapes and flower paintings @ The Union League Club

December 1st through December 31st, 2014 at The Union League Club - New York, NY

Lagodich plein air oil paintings are created in successive sessions, on location, capturing ephemeral moments in nature and time. His panels are portable, allowing him to hike from viewing sites, in all weather, often at the close of day.  Lagodich states, “The ‘Snow Series’ is, in part, about being present in the scene, painting from life, and recording a moment in time, a transient light.  Painting outdoors in winter is, out of necessity, an immediate and direct practice of the painting process.  Observing patterns of sunlight on snow, continuously changing shadows and reflections in water, breaks sunlight into its component colors, revealing a still and frozen secret world. At the end of the day, every color, mixed in paint, seems to end up on my freezing palette.” 

 Artist's Reception Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Artist's Reception Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

 

The ‘Snow Series’ is, in part, about being present in the scene, painting from life, and recording a moment in time, a transient light. Painting outdoors in winter is, out of necessity, an immediate and direct practice of the painting process. Observing patterns of sunlight on snow, continuously changing shadows and reflections in water, breaks sunlight into its component colors, revealing a still and frozen secret world. At the end of the day, every color, mixed in paint, seems to end up on my freezing palette.
— Simeon Lagodich