Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Charles Sovek: amazing artist and teacher

"Harbor Boats"

9x12 acrylic on board

I took a week long workshop with Chuck in Provincetown about 16 years ago. If you're not familiar with his work, check out this link:

Unfortunately, he passed away in 2007, but his son-in-law maintains his website.  If you can get a hold of any of his books, they're full of so much information and inspiration.

Here's how he felt about Plein Aire painting:
"I probably reveal more in the real and raw of a grungy harbor or congested back street than placid expanses of flower covered hills and snow tipped mountains. But who needs categories. Whether you call yourself an impressionist, realist, luminist, tonalist or fauve, it's the quality of life, energy, and inventiveness that validates a picture"


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