Friday, March 19, 2010

Skip Whitcomb

Name: Skip Whitcomb
Bio: An accomplished plein air painter, draftsman and printmaker, M. W. Skip Whitcomb studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he received a sound foundation in drawing and painting. Born in 1946, and raised on a ranch near Sterling, Colorado, Whitcomb spent his summers in Wyoming. He now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, a location that provides him with inexhaustible material for his paintings. Whitcomb paints plein air in oils and works in his studio for the finished pieces, whether oils or pastels. He never sells his field studies, of which he has hundreds, but keeps them for reference. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and has been featured in articles in Southwest Art, American Artist, and The Pastel Journal.
In his interview with the Pastel Journal (March/April 2000 issue) Whitcomb listed the three books that he refers to continually – Carlson’s Guide to the Landscape, by John Carlson, and two works by Harold Speed: The Practice and Science of Drawing, and Oil Painting Techniques and Materials.
Medium: Pastel, oil.
Subjects: Landscape
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Main menu always available on left, top and bottom of screen.
Gallery: Available Paintings; and Artwork Archives. Most of the paintings on this site are in oil; but Whitcomb’s pastels are masterly, and too important to omit. And anyway, you will want to see the oils too.
Image View: Thumbnails include details. Click on one to see an enlarged image. The enlargement is sizeable and can be saved. Port Clyde Reflections is 18x24 ins, 729x527, 114 KB
Demo: No. (Although there is a curious video on YouTube, posted by someone who took photos of a demonstration painting by Whitcomb as it progressed.)
Blog/EBay/Flickr: No.

1 comment:

  1. How's this for a coincidence - or serendipity, if you will. After this post, I reviewed Charlotte Herczfield. On her website, I followed a link to a new artist (Donna Van Tuyl) and Donna had posted a quote from John Carlson!