Will Kefauver’s classic style captures beautiful moments in time. Enjoy his landscapes, and see more from this talented artist by visiting his website.
I paint to remember. I paint to imagine. I paint to share the experience.
These are the remembrances of places I’ve been, things I’ve seen, and paths I’ve walked. As much as I love nature and the outdoors just as they are, in these remembrances, I can imagine that there a brighter glow coming over the hill. I can imagine a swath of orange moving across an afternoon field where none may be. Even imagining a brighter blue in the water — brighter than it was, but as bright as it seems it should have been.
As a painter, it’s my prerogative, maybe my responsibility, to see the world in a different light — to see it bigger or brighter, maybe more somber. And, it’s my honor to be able to share these views with others — hopefully to give someone else a chance for a different view and a different way to appreciate what we see every day.
My medium is oils and the root of my choice is both a visceral and a tactile attraction. More than just the range of color, I love the feel — mixing on the palette, pushing the paint around the canvas. While I’ve worked in watercolor and colored pencil as well, I’ve found nothing gives me the feeling of total flexibility like oils. And, such a benefit that I can move them around and actually make pictures! Nice!
I’ve always loved the way the surface of a painting develops more complexity and interest as it grows. I’d like to find ways of pushing that interest, making the surface a subject of it’s own, even as the image becomes more engaging.
My subjects are not unusual ones — clouds, barns, water, and rocks — within those, though my fascination is with the light hitting the surface. I like being able to go beyond the simple depiction of the “thing” and into an exploration of the effects of the light which plays on it.
If you’ve seen my work, you’ve seen where I’ve been. And, of course, I hope you’ve liked what you’ve seen. Going forward, I’m striving for more depth and more life in my paintings and training myself to see more clearly impediments to that goal. While each step along this path informs the one which comes next, it is also a milestone and a joyful part of the journey.
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