âMountain Voice,â by Taylor J. Lynde, 2011, oil, 20 x 24
Lynde using a spear to hold an umbrella while he paints underneath
âMayâs New Clothes,â by Taylor J. Lynde, 2011, oil, 10 x 12
âWhen Iâm going to remote locations, I can only take a camera and sketchpad; but on shorter weekend trips or overnight excursions I take my oils, a tripod, and one of my fine pochade boxes that was made by Ben Haggett of AllaPrima Pochade,â Lynde explains. âEveryone's adventures will be their own unique experience, but in my opinion even the worst trip outside that might include unexpected weather, forgotten brushes, twisted ankles, or cars breaking down will still provide cherished memories. Those are always great inspiration for painting and for reinterpreting what I recorded in my plein air paintings.
âHill Climb with Wild Flowers,â by Taylor J. Lynde, 2011, oil, 12 x 10
âLife is so very short, so it's good to get in all the adventures one can,â Lynde adds. âA great painter once said it is good to bring those adventures back to the studio and â...mix your brains with paint,â meaning, to use whatâs gained on location when back in the studio. Itâs there one can focus more on composition, drawing and color plans and not just try to recapture a brief and beautiful moments outside. I like that. No matter what one's skill level, nature will always get the last word. Itâs only fair to try to honor that as best we can.â
Taylor J. Lynde sells his work primarily though eBay.