SerrettStudio

Original Oil Paintings Contemporary Realism

Murphysboro, Illinois | 56 Sales

SerrettStudio

Original Oil Paintings Contemporary Realism

Murphysboro, Illinois 56 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(29)

Announcement   Paintings and Drawings by Jim Serrett.

My Etsy shop features all original, small scale studies and Pochade Box paintings.
Work from life and “en plein air”. I consider my work contemporary realism, and is created with traditional oil painting techniques.

To find out more please read my profile or visit my sites.
Please visit my sites.
Website - www.jimserrett.com
Studio Blog - www.jimserrettstudio.com
Landscape Blog - www.pochadeboxpaintings.blogspot.com

Thanks for the visit, Enjoy.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 15, 2016

Paintings and Drawings by Jim Serrett.

My Etsy shop features all original, small scale studies and Pochade Box paintings.
Work from life and “en plein air”. I consider my work contemporary realism, and is created with traditional oil painting techniques.

To find out more please read my profile or visit my sites.
Please visit my sites.
Website - www.jimserrett.com
Studio Blog - www.jimserrettstudio.com
Landscape Blog - www.pochadeboxpaintings.blogspot.com

Thanks for the visit, Enjoy.

Jim Serrett

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About

Oil Painter / Fine Artist

“I would define my works as realism, because I am interested in depicting the subjects I choose to paint, as I see them in nature. I am fascinated by the way things look, painting is for me about seeing. That is, translating three-dimensional form to a two-dimensional surface and creating the illusion of reality with space, depth and atmosphere from direct observation. It forces me to deeply study and understand the subject before me, that is the art of seeing. The more I paint – the more I learn – the more I see as an artist.”

These works are unique studies from a painter’s process, they are the continued, ongoing study and observation; of nature and of the visual world, documentation of everyday new questions and answers as I interpret the living world through art.


Still life
The still life is the ideal avenue to perfect skills of observation and explore both formal and narrative ideas in a painting. With a still life I can work both the aspects of design and aesthetics. Either with the quiet, intimate beauty of a simple formal composition which opens your eyes to something you never appreciated before, or the narrative filled with symbolic meaning and metaphorical references.


Small Works – Pochade Box Paintings, Color Sketches and Field Studies - En Plein Air
The language of art is learned by building a vocabulary. These works are compositional lessons, color notations, atmospheric studies and the direct results of that visual exploration. They are for reference and knowledge gathering, a personal library of experiences and memories. I never underestimate the importance of these works, they are the foundation and doorway to a deeper understanding of my subject.

Painted mainly alla-prima, direct wet into wet, normally in one sitting, they tend to be looser or painterly because most of the strokes of paint will be visible in the final piece. These small works are certainly more spontaneous as they are usually done to capture an idea or moment. But I do work into them as needed to better convey a concept or experiment with an idea. It is about keeping the carrot moving forward.


Studio Paintings - Landscapes

These studio works are created from my Pochade studies, field sketches and my visual memory of an experience. In the studio I hope to let a concept evolve and speak with a little more information and clarity. In these works, I can explore my observations about nature in a more control environment and inject my personal vision and interpretations.

The characteristic of oil painting I enjoy most is the ability to create transparent, semi-transparent and opaque layers of paint. Manipulating those qualities can give an image texture and depth. I like the variation of greens you get with glazes and scumbling effects. I start playing around with the color green differently when worked in thin layers and use it to unify passages. Building up paint in layers of glazes and scumbles provides an arsenal of effects that can create atmosphere in a landscape painting.

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  • Jim Serrett

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Last updated on February 25, 2014
Thank you for your interest in my work.
If you have any questions or need further information on a painting please contact me.
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.

I offer small scale works as an affordable means to own original art.
I take great pride in my work, and produce every piece with professional materials.
Each painting from my studio must meet a quality level and standard that best embodies my skill and insight as an artist. I do not “knock out” a painting a day or mass produce decorative art work.

These works are unique studies from a painters process, they are the continued, ongoing study and observation; of nature and of the visual world, documentation of everyday new questions and answers as I interpret the living world through art.
This is what makes art so fascinating and intriguing.

Your patronage of the arts is greatly appreciated.

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I take great care in photographing my work, making all attempts to capture the true color of a painting. However understand that color will vary on different computer monitors. Any slight color variation is minor for the subtle hues of these works are best viewed in the real.


You will not be disappointed.
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You will receive your painting within one week of payment.
Shipping
Shipment Timing:
In general, your order is shipped (after payment)
Ready to ship in 1-3 business days

Small unframed paintings are shipped US priority mail at a flat rate.
International shipping is available.

My goal is to ship the best, quickest and most economical way possible.
Shipping rates for framed paintings included the cost of insurance and delivery confirmation, packaging and handling.

Please note that out of states buyers are responsible for any and all duties or customs charges that may be incurred.

Paintings are carefully packaged to protect the surface during shipping.