LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING ~ HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL ~ CLASSICAL REALISM

Works-In-Progress by John O'Keefe Jr.

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VIEW FROM HUNTER MOUNTAIN

"My first commission, which is taking me a very long time to complete. This is a very challenging piece with many Hudson River School characteristics. I hope that it is another milestone work for me. The land scene is largely referenced from a photo taken on top of this mountain. The sky is referenced from a photograph taken by my wife. She saw this cloud pattern and captured it with her digital camera and I'm incorporating it into the painting. I am making improvements to the composition as I go. My additions are nothing drastic, but subtle changes that I feel add to the scene." ~ John O'Keefe Jr.

  • Title: "View From Hunter Mountain"
  • Created by: John O'Keefe Jr.
  • 18 x 30 inch (45.7 x 76.2 cm)
  • Claessens: Fine Weave Double Oil Primed Linen
  • Winsor & Newton: 'Artist' Series Oil Paints
  • Original Painting Status: SOLD
  • Reproduction Availability: PLANNED

PASSAGE OF TIME

"I wanted some mystery in a painting and this piece feels mysterious to me. I am only using Ivory Black and Titanium White. The ruins, the ominous sky, and the tropical foliage make this painting feel more like a Classical Realism piece than traditional Hudson River School. I started this painting in 2008 but put it down while I focused on more traditional landscapes. There is a lot of detail in this painting and I focus on every rock, cut stone and leaf." ~ John O'Keefe Jr.

  • Title: "Passage of Time"
  • Created by: John O'Keefe Jr.
  • 18 x 24 inch (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
  • Fine Weave Oil Primed Linen
  • Winsor & Newton: 'Artist' Series Oil Paints
  • Original Painting Status: PLANNED
  • Reproduction Availability: PLANNED