Thursday, August 30, 2018

Small Gems - Pochade Box Paintings

Small Gems by Jim Serrett

An exhibit of my Original Pochade Box Paintings will be at the Visual Arts Cooperative. These 5 x 7-inch oil studies and sketches are on 3/8 hardwood panel ready to hang. Come on by this FIRST FRIDAY...

Opening, August 3, 5 - 9 pm

Visual Arts Cooperative Committee (VACC)
16C North Spanish Street
Cape Girardeau, MO

Pochade Box Paintings

A Pochade Box is a small box used for painting on location. The word pochade is derived from the French word "pocher", meaning to sketch. The box is great tool for exploring composition, making color studies, gathering references and knowledge, basically creating a visual library of information. These sketches are exercises in capturing what I see in front of me and about the simple pleasure of painting. In that, they are small gems to treasure.

"A sketch has charm because of its truth - not because it is unfinished."

                                                                                                                    ---Charles W. Hawthorne

Explore - Question - Learn - - Enjoy, Jim 

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