Monday, December 27, 2010

Hills and Hues



SOLD
Oil
24"x48"

Another oil painting completed before Christmas. Wanted to continue with the odd canvas size and introduce various colors into the limited palette.

Monday, December 20, 2010

From Green Fields to the Purple Pass



SOLD
Oil on Canvas
24"x48'

Each time I approach a blank canvas I try to be innovative, experimental, open and improvisational and sometimes just different.
Landscapes don't always have to be horizontal and I've never been shy in the use of color. So, here it is. The first of a series, to explore the process of applying paint and texture to the canvas. It was so enjoyable to lose myself in this painting and to bring it to closure.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Autumn Morning in Michigan



SOLD
Oil on Linen
30"x40"

I went through my photographic reference photos I had last year from teaching the workshop in Midland and wanted to return to the visual theme of morning light filtering through the pine trees. I remembered the many branches crossing to create the illusion of a stained glass window.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Klee-Scape



SOLD
Oil on Canvas
24"x48"

Remembering back to seeing many of Klee's landscapes in a Munich museum, I loved his bold use of color and design. This fantasy view from above is influenced by his ordered chaos color patterns

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Small Works for the Gallery



Here are 4 paintings that I have completed for the Holidays. Each painting will be 6"x8" and framed. Stop by Eye On Art for a look.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Red Bark Forest



SOLD
Oil on Linen
18"x24"

Continuing the series, this work is an exploration of design, shapes and color. I enjoy starting with a line structure of vertical, diagonal and horizontal strokes and let the painting evolve from there.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Greater Lafayette Museum Purchase



I was informed today that "Rainbow Woods," on exhibit in the Indiana Artists Membership Exhibit was purchased for inclusion in the Greater Lafayette Museum Permanent Collection. I am honored to be a part of the Museum's prestigious collection of art. A big thanks to Dr. Richard and Connie Grace and Kendall Smith II, Executive Director, for their selection.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October Glory



SOLD
Oil
18"x24"

This is the second painting in this series. The painting starts with a kind of mosaic, linear drawing and quickly moves to color relationships and contrasts. I wanted a feeling of walking into the painting similar to walking into the woods and the fallen leaves still full of the Fall colors.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sea Mist



Oil
12"x16"

The last day of the Randall Sexton Workshop...and it rained all day. So, into the studio to work from photographs and final critiques. I liked the photo of the Sea Mist and the challenges of a low contrast photograph. Tried to harmonize the color palette and punch up the focal area and color of the boat.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hotel Del Rio



Oil
12"x16"

This work is actually from the 2nd day of the Randall Sexton Workshop. Unfortunately it was overcast, so I missed that great California light. There was a median in the middle of the street, so I set up there, parked my rental car under the sign and began. I loved the old 50s sign. The hotel has been closed for a while. What history it must have had. The bar was across the street and the locals were drinking at 9am when we arrived.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lodi Winery



SOLD
Oil
12"x16"

I had the pleasure of studying with Randall Sexton in California. I was there a day early and painted the only sunny day at a winery in Lodi. I'll post the workshop paintings later. In this work I was trying to capture the intense light on the side of the buildings. The wine tasting prior to the painting, for sure, kept things loose. Quick note: those of you being selective in your workshop lists. Randy's workshop is a must. Great teacher, great critiques, great communicator.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hickory Hues



SOLD
Oil
30"x40"

Back to painting finally after setting up the gallery EYE ON ART. Wanted to continue the abstract series in various color combinations. Getting ready to pack up and head out to California for an Urban Landscape workshop with Randall Sexton.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Chapter/New Gallery



It is with mixed feelings that I will be leaving the Stutz studio/gallery after six years of painting and working with the Stutz Artists Association. It was a pleasure to work with the staff and the many artists I came in contact with. My next passage and chapter in my life will be the opening of a gallery/studio in the Carmel Arts District. I will be featuring my work as well as other artists that I have long admired. The 1,650 sq ft will give me adequate studio space as well as area to teach classes and workshops. I will miss that great morning light I enjoyed in my Stutz studio for sure. The gallery will be called "Eye On Art" and will open in September. The grand opening is planned for October or November and I hope to see many of you there.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tennessee Valley



Oil
12"x16"

Did this painting over the weekend while visiting family in Franklin, just South of Nashville. The landscape there is so great with the rolling hills. I was able to find this area where the land had been cleared to show a nice small lake and valley. The hills in the background blue down with miles of atmosphere between the canvas and the heavily wooded forrest.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rainbow Woods



SOLD
Oil
20"x24"

I completed this painting last night during a painting demo at Renaissance Fine Art and Design Gallery. There were many that braved the heat and had an opportunity to see 3 floors of gallery works Kathleen Stevens has so nicely put together. Add it to your list of galleries to see in Carmel. The painting is part of my recent abstract series, bold in color and shapes.

Friday, July 23, 2010

River Watch



Oil
12"x16"

Painting this week with my class down at the White River, I selected the view West looking towards the bridge at College Ave. The blue heron caught my eye as he stands so still on the fallen trees or at river's edge.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mellow Yellow Day



SOLD
Oil
18"x24"

I started this painting late last week in the studio and had an opportunity to complete it at a painting demo on Saturday night at the Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery in Carmel. I enjoyed pushing the yellows in this abstract representation. The gallery is Kathleen Stevens' new venture in Carmel, Indiana.

Abandoned Farmhouse



Oil
18"x24"

I started this several weeks ago and never quite finished it. Had an opportunity to complete it at a painting demo on Saturday night at the Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery in Carmel. The gallery is Kathleen Stevens new venture in Carmel, Indiana.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Peaks of Autumn



Oil
30"x40"

This is one of my studio paintings I have worked on in the studio in between a lot of summer plein air works. The recent larger works are taking on more of the abstract design shapes that I enjoy working in.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Afternoon Shadows at the IMA



Oil
12"x16"

This was the 3rd and final day of painting over the 4th of July weekend. It was a hot one and I kept moving forward to find the shade. I liked the view of the larger open space beyond the path and road and the design of the ever changing shadows in the foreground.

Evening Light at the IMA




Oil
12"x16"

This was the painting completed the second day at the IMA. I love this view standing on the walking bridge and looking down at the service road and the new entrance to the IMA 100 Acre Gardens. The colors are cooler than the first on and a slightly different view of the road.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Shaded Passage at the IMA



Oil
12"x16"

I've been painting for the past two days at the Indiana State Museum Gardens. The weather has been perfect and this spot on the walking bridge is always in shade. As soon as I saw the dappled light and various greens from shade to light, the location was a must to paint. It must have been a major field trip for children under 5, because about 100 passed by during the painting time to look and comment. I am still hearing "I like your painting" ringing in my ears. I learned to paint and smile at the same time. Life is good.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Confetti Trees




Oil
12"x16"

This was the Estridge painting demo I did two weeks ago at Clay Terrace. I had a sign up that indicated the painting could be purchased by bidding, starting at $125. After the painting started to take on a nice look, I looked over and no bidders. I took the sign down...not about to let it go for that price.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Secret Beach in Michigan



Oil
12"x16"

On the first day of painting, our guest took us to a small beach south of Douglas and I painted this North side of the beach. I tried to capture the grasses growing up to the tree line.

Ready on the Kalazamoo



Oil
12"x16"

I had an opportunity to join painter friends in Saugatuck, Michigan to paint for 2 days. The site locations are endless, and in this work I stood on the dock and paintd a sailboat on the other side of the Kalamazoo River.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Clark Gallery One Man Exhibition




For those of you that live near Wabash Indiana I am having a One Man Exhibition and reception at 6pm at the:
Clark Gallery
Honeywell Center
ONE MAN EXHBITION
http://www.honeywellcenter.org/10Gallery_JerryPoints.html

June 23-July 14 2010
275 W. Market St.
Wabash, IN 46992

Public Reception: June 23, 6pm

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Butler Gardens and Pond



Oil
12"x16"

I painted at the Butler Campus in prep for my class Tuesday. I found some shade and privacy behind Clowes Hall. Worked quickly and managed to finish in 2 hours. As I finished, 4 cars showed up with about 20 people for a photo session on the bridge. Lucky timing on my part.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Noblesville River View



Oil
12"x16"
FLASH!...Had to edit today. I was awarded Best of Show.

This was the painting I completed Thursday for the Noblesville Paint-Out. Found a remote area just West of downtown at the White River looking up to see just a glimple of downtown. Loved the trees and the dappled light breaking through. Yes...that is the color of the river.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Towering Sycamores



SOLD
Oil
12"x16"

Yesterday during the morning I painted near the White River looking west to the neighbor's house. The sun was casting long shadows and the trees looked great isolated from the house in shadows and dappled light. The Sycamores in this area near the River started growing in a wooded area long before the houses were built and grew straight up before reaching the sunlight.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Late Evening at the IMA



Oil
18"x24"

This is the 2nd painting of the bridge at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Gardens. I really like the design of the composition and wanted to do a larger work and try to capture the look of the large pines shading the bridge. From this spot, just left of the Lilly House, one can look down to the canal and White River and view the various plantings. A painters dream and nightmare at the same time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

TC Steele House and Garden



SOLD
Oil
12"x16"

Saturday was the Spring Paintout at the TC Steele Home and Gardens down in Brown County. The flowers were in bloom and there were many painters scattered around the grounds. It was a beautiful morning and most artists finished one work before the rains came at noon. I found an area to paint from the South side with flowers in the foreground and was pleased with the result. I will include this work in the Plein Air Exhibit which opens June 4 at the Stutz Art Space Gallery

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Painting at the IMA



It was a warm day Monday and 4 of us drove over to the IMA to paint. This spot was where I settled for the 2nd painting.

Overlook at IMA Gardens



Oil on Linen
11"x14""

This was the 2nd painting Monday at the IMA. Coming up the hill from the canal, found this great view looking at the small bridge looking down at the stream that flows to the bottom of the hill. I was drawn to the design of the composition and the evergreens behind the couple that paused to take a look.

Canal at IMA



Oil
9"x12"

Went to the IMA grounds on Monday to paint and did the first work at the lower level looking across the canal. A quick study of about 1 1/2 hours.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Painting



May and June are going to be crazy months in terms of getting ready for my One Man Show at the Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center in Wabash, opening June 23. I am trying to complete some larger works as I will be entering existing large scale paintings in the Hoosier Salon and Indiana Heritage. I started a 30"x40" studio painting today and probably need another day of painting to finish.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bastian



Graphite

Every now and then, I step away from my paintings and return to the joy of drawing. This is one of my grandsons who lives in Germany. I took the photo 2 years ago and captured one of his innocent childlike looks. That compared to his determined, competitive look last year as he wanted me to play goalie while he kicked goals past my slow moving response. (OK, so I let him win)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stutz Studio - B300



Countdown for Stutz Open House. Did manage to hang all new works in gallery. Tomorrow, I clean the studio side. A look at B300.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Harmony Walk



Oil on Panel
16"x20"

Just returned from the "First Brush of Spring" paint-out and workshop in New Harmony, Indiana.. I find these gatherings filled with sparks of creativity, painting with friends in a beautiful, spiritual setting. We shared ideas, critiques (a few glasses of wine) and a charged inspiration to paint, paint, paint as we return to our respective studios and haunts.

Thanks for the 15 students in my workshop...I hope there are a few concepts that you will hold onto in your upcoming paintings. The painting above was from the view looking toward the Wabash River. I did this painting the following day of the workshop and received one of the painting awards among some really great works.

Harmonic Hues



Oil on 2" Cradle Panel
8"x24"

Preparing for the Stutz Open House, I always do a few small works. And, I try to have fun with it in terms of color and design. Click on the painting for a larger view and a walk through hues galore.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank You Kathleen Stevens

A special thanks to Kathleen Stevens for her blog mention of my works she chose for inclusion at St. Margaret's Hospital Guild's Decorators' Show House.



A Walk With Penrod: Jerry Points Fine Art
By Kathleen Stevens

Dappled Afternoon

As our walk with Penrod draws near its end at St. Margaret's Hospital Guild's Decorators' Show House, we get a rare and wonderful glimpse of how an afternoon in Indiana may have looked to our beloved Penrod. The works I am sharing with you this evening were painted by Jerry Points, Fine Artist and gifted instructor. I remember the first time I saw one of Jerry's works, I realized that I had found an artist that loves trees just as much as I do. The way that Jerry paints trees and nature is an organic mixture of contemporary elegance.



Indiana Sycamores

Point's artwork possesses a contemporary edge that makes it a riveting focal in the minimalist setting, while his works are equally at home in the most traditional venue. This rare duplicity is due to his excellent use of color and light, and the captivating brushwork that is a Points trademark. His plein-air work has captured woodland and floral settings internationally, with award winning results.



Laundry Day

From large complicated compositions to the simplistic setting of "laundry Day", Jerry's work has the ability to take us to new places with his painting, drawing us in with rich palette and natural line. His reflective work is nothing short of amazing. A silent tribute to the natural world we sometimes take for granted, Jerry's work reminds us of the natural beauty that surrounds us everyday... something he teaches weekly at the Stutz in his painting classes and workshops.



Winter Sycamores

Jerry is a full time Artist working daily from his sunbathed studio and gallery at the Historic Stutz Building in downtown Indianapolis. I invite you to see more of Point's extensive body of award winning works by going to jerrypointspaintings.com and jerrypoints.com and Stutz Artists Association Annual Open House on April 23 & 24th. You may also contact Jerry directly by going to jpoints@indy.rr.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lilly House at the IMA




Oil on Linen
16"x12"

Tuesday set a temp record at 82 degrees, so packed up the gear and headed to the IMA grounds. Still early Spring before all of the leaves are out, and found an obscure area on the East side of the Lilly House. Painted for almost 3 hours and it felt good to get back into the groove. Warming up for the one day workshop I am teaching in New Harmony next week.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2009 Plein Air Paintings



Here are three of the paintings completed last year in the Summer Plein Air Painting Class offered through the Stutz. Contact me if you are interested in the 2010 class.

Summer Classes

STUTZARTSPACE
Plein Air Painting - All Levels
Jerry Points
Tuesdays: May 11-July 13, 2010 (10 weeks)
1-4pm
$300

In this class you will learn how to interpret nature in terms of paint, using value and color to create form. The aim of the class is to teach you to think, see, and express light and form. Color relationships, design/composition, simplifying, and the benefits of painting indoors/outdoors will be discussed, as well as how to design and build a painting with visual impact. The class will offer demonstrations and individual instruction. We will focus on values, shapes, edges, and color as they relate to painting, working wet into wet. We will develop a painting from beginning to end and learn to complete a painting within a three hour session. The first class will meet at
StutzArtSpace, followed by meetings at various locations around Indianapolis.

For questions and a supply list, please e-mail Jerry at: jpoints@indy.rr.com.

STUTZARTSPACE
Urban Sketching- All Levels
Jerry Points
Thursdays: May 13-June 10, 2010 (5 weeks)
1-4pm
$150

This class will include drawing basics of material selection, keeping a sketch journal and learning drawing techniques to better draw and record nature and architecture and various objects that make up our urban environment. Check out the Urban Sketchers Blog at www.urbansketchers-indianapolis.blogspot.com.

With your approval, your sketches will be included on the blog postings. The first class will meet at StutzArtSpace, followed by meetings at various locations around Indianapolis.

For questions and a supply list, please e-mail Jerry at: jpoints@indy.rr.com.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Marsh Madness




Oil on Linen
18"x24"

I have been painting marshes all week and since we are in the middle of the NCAA Basketball Tourney, I decided to have a play on words with the 3rd in a series and call this Marsh Madness. I went more abstract on this also with the use of the square brush.

Monday, March 22, 2010

April Ad for American Art Collector




As many of you in Indiana know, April 23 - 24 is the Stutz Open House with over 90 artists showing work in their studios. The Stutz Artists Association was contacted by American Art Collector to see if we were interested in advertising along with editorial on the Open House. As it turned out we were given a 10 page spread. This is my 1/4 page ad....but they also featured a 1/2 page of one of my paintings in the editorial. Issues will be out in early April.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Twilight on the Marsh



Oil on Linen
18"x24"

Yes, I know, a little crazy after posting a great marsh painting by Scott Christensen, but I was inspired to paint from some reference photos I had taken. It also brought back some memories from the workshop and how he uses complementary colors to knock down the intensity of a particular color. This was a one day work with 2 hours today to make some color adjustments.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Scott Christensen



Just came across one of the videos from Scott Christensen, a fantastic painter. I had an opportunity to study with him a few years ago. A great teacher and devoted to the master painters that painted before him. If you ever get the chance to study with him, don't miss the opportunity.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Yellow Roses



SOLD
Oil on Linen
11"x14"

For my last painting class at the Stutz, my students had requested flowers in a vase. I painted along with them to show how we may stretch a little in the September class. With that in mind, I used the palette knife and was more liberal with the brush work.
Right up front I want to acknowledge Richard Schmid as the master and those that follow fall a bit short of this master painter and teacher.

My theory has always been that a work, no matter what media, should first attract the viewer because of the image and good design. Other factors would be color, composition, contrast, yada, yada and of course technique. I have observed painters that rely heavily on technique and what I would call overuse of the brush or palette knife. In some cases they just can't draw and this liberal use of the knife is simply a cover up. My other pet peeve is brown paintings, but that is another entry.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Confetti Fall




Oil on Linen
30"x40"

I completed a similar abstract like this late last year, but with a total differrent color scheme and wanted to do another one as soon as I got a breather. I enjoy working with the color combinations in this series. Total abstraction is a nice relief also. Any thoughts?