Painting in the key of plein air means something different to you than to the person standing next to you. That’s because each painting has it’s own timbre or tone color, created with decisive color-filled brush strokes.
For the most part, Jay only paints outside (plein air) and in one setting (alla prima). He tries to capture a moment in time and if it works, there’s a painting. If it doesn’t, he scrapes it back and starts again. Jay’s pieces hang in private collections across the US.
As you look at his works, can you determine the painting’s rhythm? Can you see its “timed movement through space”? What do the brush strokes tell you? What about the colors or the play of light against dark? Does the painting give you a sense of movement (allegro) or does it make you feel calm (andantino)?
Jay’s paintings provide a way to hold onto a memory in a way that a photograph just can’t do.
Onwards and Sideways!
Jay “jbird” Holobach
Jay is a crazy active member of The Chestnut Group, a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation & preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee where he currently serves as the Marketing Chair.
2017 Jon Ric Spa – solo exhibit
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Franklin First Friday Art Crawl,Boutique MMM, Franklin, TN – Solo Exhibit
2017, 2016 Rotating Solo Exhibit, First Tennessee Bank – Nolensville
2015 Connections: Art Show, Arts Council of Williamson County & Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN
2014, 2013 The Bekahry, Nolensville, TN – Solo Exhibit
2012 Vero Beach Art Crawl, Vero Beach, FL – Solo Exhibit
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“Plein air. It’s about problem solving.”