Don Osterberg, who provided wonderful gallery photos (see below) said, “What a fantastic lesson we had this morning in painting with oils at Mills River Park. Eddie Morris had us transfixed for 2 and 1/2 hours as he explained his recently learned techniques. This approach most likely can be used with almost any painting medium. Thank you Eddie for a great morning. …”
Eddie himself added: “We had a lot of fun yesterday at my demo in spite of wind knocking everything down! Here is the painting (at left) after an hour or so in my studio today to finish it up. Don has a pretty good picture of the block in (see below) from yesterday. Today, I anchored the shadows and added some variety in the light areas and some half tones being careful not to upset the unity of the painting.”
Note: An article about Edward Morris appears in the September 2019 issue of the local magazine Bold Life.
Edward Morris • Oil
Paint-Out Location: Mills River Park
Over the past several years, his work has appeared:
ArtScape 2016, 2017 and 2018 – Arts Council of Henderson County
AAPL 88th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Featured in James Gurney’s Art Blog about sketching
Painting published in “International Artists Magazine” in an article
about creating glow in painting
He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Arts Council of Henderson County, Asheville Urban Landscape Painters and a signature member of the Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters.
I strive for the selective use of values, colors and strategic accents that can delight and stimulate the viewer so a scene may appear to be truer to the spirit of the subject and seem to be more real than a purely photographic reproduction. I humbly try to have my paintings be alive with tactile brushwork and atmospheric lighting that seems to breathe.
A strictly detailed copy of anything, whether it is nature or a photograph of nature say nothing about the painter, his relationship to his art or to his life and environment.
Please see his website for contact information. Eddie Morris
Questions for the Artist
What do you feel is your greatest strength as a plein air painter?
To be able to see the values as they are in the scenery.
What are three tips that you have gained that have made a difference in your painting?
1. Learn to see so you can learn to paint better.
2. Make an effort to improve your vision and craft.
3. Work from life as often as you can..
What are you working to improve upon?
Learning to see color as value using the prismatic palette method.
Gallery of images from October 5th
Note: The gallery photos were taken by Don Osterberg