June 2005: Mike Southern Paintings & Etchings
Michael Southern will be showing a selection of his most recent landscapes. Painting with oil on wood panels, he uses the technique of under-painting to create lushness. He's also drawn to bold natural colors such as reds & siennas. Southern has a strong connection to the outdoors and landscapes, in particular. Though he often paints from nature, many of his paintings are amalgams of landscapes he has experienced. Southern explains, â€œI strive for an ideal place, the ideal atmosphere, the ideal color, the ideal composition. Southern will also be showing a variety of his etchings.