Deep Summer Pasture 16"x16"

Dusk On Everitt Land 7" x 11"


Winter's Veil 9" x 9"


An Irish Cottage 6.75" x 13"


Forgotten Cottage 8" x 8"

Dusk 6"x11"

Thistle Creek, Spring 12" x 12"

Spring City, December 12" x12"




DOUGLAS FRYER PAINTING WORKSHOP

Unity and Variety:

Simplifying and Expanding Compositional Possibilities

Franciscan Life Process Center
Lowell, Michigan

September 26-28, 2019



Art reveals the evidence of our experiences and values: in observing and creating, the artist suggests themes that are essential to his character, and perpetuates the making and sharing of experience.  Through art, subjects become significant to us in unique ways, aesthetically and conceptually.  The artist must be aware of the spacial and formal reality of the subject but also of subtle personal impressions, memories and symbols that may be inspired by the process, and which comprise the content of the work.

Through lecture and demonstrations this workshop will not only reinforce an understanding of composition and form, but will also explore methods to break up and strip down the subject, then reconstruct it in new and perhaps surprising ways.

Students will participate in discussion regarding the subtleties, variations, lines, textures and colors that enliven ours senses and captivate our interest; the way our eyes and minds perceive things and haw we make choices regarding their relative importance; the suggestion of the passage of time; the relative states of motion and stillness; how the artist may represent nature in order to reflect on his or her perceptions, memories, and values while also contemplating the important power of symbol and abstraction. 

For more information contact Kathy Bechtel at the Franciscan Life Process Center or click on the link below.  





"Revisitations"

Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe NM

November 16-23, 2018'



"Highway Farm", 8" x 14"


"Autumn Poplar", 6" x 9.5"


"Mill Near Sheepscombe" 12" x 24"


"Edge of an English Village" 6" x 9.5"


"Irish Farmland, North Coast", 7" x 12"


"Landscape in Yellow and Gold" 8" x 8"


"Patch of Sunlight" 6" x 7"


"Mountain Pasture" 8" x 8"


"Meadow" 8" x 12", Monotype


"Grazing in Tall Summer Grasses" 8" x 12", Monotype


"Farmland, Northern New Mexico" 8" x 12", Monotype


"Spring City Barnyard in Twilight" 8" x 12", Monotype



"Dusk" 12" x 27"



"Turns on the Sevier River, Winter" 7" x 12"


"Twin Silos" 8" x 8"





Ancient Hills 24" x 36"
Cumbrian Spring 24" x 36"

Bridge at Callander 6" x 12"sold

Callander, Scotland on the Eas Gobhain 20" x 30"sold

Gorse and Stone 12" x 24"sold

Muingreevagh, Near Downpatrick Head 24" x 48"sold
Harrowed Field 12" x 20" sold

Midmorning 11" x 11"

Quietly Grazing 6" x 6"

Thistle Creek 28" x 28"sold

A Warm Winter Morning, Sevier River 15" x 42"

Coastal Farm 16" x 20"

El Atardecer 12" x 24"sold

June Morning, Spring City 7" x 14"

Quiet Evening 9" x 18"sold

River Tees Near High Force 18" x 40"

Farm on the North Atlantic 10" x 16"sold

Winter Remnants 6" x 12"sold

Sevier River, March 6" x 9.5"

Warming Season 12" x 18"

Distant Copse 15" x 24"
                 
Autumn Dusk - Everitt Farm 10" x 16"

Fallen Branches, Chipping Campden 8" x 8" 

Green Pastures 17" x 48"

Long Winter's Passing 10" x 16"

Thawing Fields, March 7" x 11.25"

South Valley Farmland 24" x 48"


Thistle Creek (April) 8 "x 8"

Thistle Creek (Spring) 8" x 8"

Gentle Turn on the Sevier River 6" x 12"