Chicago Plein Air Painters 2015
An astonishing late bloomer, Errol keeps on cranking out really good paintings of urban life that are often my favorites in the PAPC shows.
But aren't paintings called 'plein air' when they have been painted outdoors ? I don't think all of the pieces in this show qualify.
So I'm in a quandary.
I like to look at good paintings - wherever, however they were painted.
But I'd also like to encourage that bizarre discipline of painting outdoors - where so many obstacles must be overcome: changing light, bad weather, annoying onlookers, and the need to finish quickly.
The Field Museum ought to put this one on the cover of its magazine.
Errol's heavy impasto actually feels like an incrustation of ice.
Feels very Italian - even like this famous fresco by Masaccio.