With my artwork, my hope is to transport my viewers into an image which promotes the true essence of nature. My medium is oil on canvas. I paint landscapes that my viewers can relate to: paths through the woods, hidden creeks, scenic rivers, vast skies, wildlife, vistas, waters and a panorama of the changing seasons. It is an honor to bring these scenes to life on canvas for all to enjoy.
This past year, I have spent even more time in my favorite workspace: the outdoors. My wife, Marian, and I have made it a point to take our camper and discover new areas to paint, whether it be in a National Park, on the dunes next to the ocean, or outside a campsite in a local state park. Here I use a technique called Plein Air Painting. Painting outdoors or “out in the open,” images are painted in a short period of time to capture lighting and color temperatures. I can then take these small studies back to the studio and bring larger paintings to life. In the blink of an eye, forty years as an oil painter have passed, but creating paintings continues to be my passion.
The products submitted (the five images), are printed in various different sizes. These range from small gallery wraps ($45) to larger framed canvas prints ($425). This prize range encompasses most of our images that will displayed at the show. We hope to also display several different Plein Air paintings (original paintings) that we hope to complete this year. We also sell smaller items such as magnets and ornaments with Jack Paluh’s artwork on them (prices range between $6-$15). And a variety of unique craft items which frame Jack Paluh’s images. These are all made in our studio.