Friday, October 7, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
As Early Autumn begins to creep into the landscape, Im charged with a certain familiar creative energy that usually comes to me this time of year. I thinks it's the rush that comes with a crisp breeze blowing through an open window...the calling to leave the dusty confines of the studio and head to the mountains to capture the vibrant energy on canvas!
These two recent landscapes can give you a sense of what I'm talking about probably better than anything I could write. They both depict one of my favorite areas to paint, Whitetop Mountain , Va. Sitting at a little over a mile above sea level, Whitetop boasts sweeping views into VA, NC, TN and KY. The energy is beautiful up there and you really feel as though youre connecting with something higher than yourself. My aim is to convey that through , essentially, shapes of different color and value. That reminds me of something I'll briefly touch on here and possibly write more about in a future post: the job of the artist.
I feel it is my duty as an artist to reach into the depths of life both inwardly and outwardly to learn about the emotional response to beauty. My job then becomes learning how to distill this emotion and visually convey it through shapes , color, tone etc...I really could go on and on about the process but I better save it for a later post. In the meantime enjoy these two newest paintings depicting my emotional response to the great Whitetop Mountain! These and other works are available for purchase at my online gallery, Buckland Fine Art . Cheers!
Acrylic on Canvas
Afternoon along the Appalachian Trail
Acrylic on Canvas
9" x 12"
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Welcome to the Kyle Buckland Fine Art blog! This will be the place to keep up with me.....what i'm up to, new work, art related travels, shows and even a little bit of random art musings. It only took about 15 years , but I'm finally organizing all my online media and have created a new online gallery where buying original Kyle Buckland paintings has never been easier, To visit the gallery website click here !
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I will be adding new updates to the blog on a regular basis so be sure to come back often! Thanks so much for checking out my work! Have a beautiful day!