Carl Grauer

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Gridded Nature

from the Autumn of 2020 to Now

During these past months of quarantine and isolation, there was a need that arose in me to be in nature, to search for environments and a small touch of a real experience.  I found solace in stepping into nature, taking walks, breathing the air and observing with a slowness and mindfulness that comes whilst painting.  And from those moments, I dove into my intrigue with the change of seasons, the minutia of the leaves, moving clouds and the time of day giving up its fight for the night.  Here are some works that explore my environment.  

"Burning Bush"

 oil on board, 72"x72"'

This painting of a burning bush was painted from September to November as I watched the leaves change in color as Winter approached.  Each 12"x12" panel is painted with oil from a different time and day.  The final piece measures 6' x 6'.

Moving Clouds

En Plein Air

Painting from life and in nature is a continual practice that is used for study.  These following landscapes are made en plein air to study light, shadow, color and capturing a mood or scene in the brief encounter out of doors.  It also serves to offer meditation and gratitude for the planet and space we inhabit.  All paintings are 9x12"

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