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California (1) by Jame Chronister

California (1) 2018

James Chronister
Oil on canvas
72 in. x 50 in.
SFAC 161

James Chronister approached making California (1) by first hiking in the Bodega Bay area of Northern California and taking hundreds of color photos of the terrain. Back at the studio, he searched the many photos to find an image with the perfect balance of movement, rhythm, space, and “an energy akin to music.” Chronister then digitally changed the source photo into black and white, bumped up the contrast, and projected the image onto the canvas. Using a very small brush, he painted with black oil paint directly from the projection, and over the course of a few months, the completed landscape emerged.