Featured Artist Bob Pennycook

Enjoy the ethereal landscapes of artist Bob Pennycook, and visit his website to see more of his work.

 

Burning Bush

“Burning Bush” Acrylic, 12″ x 12″

 

I remember painting landscapes as a teenager to give as gifts to my girlfriend. My girlfriend is now my wife and my teenage years are so long past that those early paintings can’t be found. Yet I still paint landscapes.

 

Across the Way

“Aross the Way” Oil, 12″ x 12″

 

Even though I spent most of my life in an urban area, I still painted rural landscapes.

 

Yellow Light

“Yellow Light” Acrylic, 14″ x 11″

 

I’m attracted to the peaceful, somewhat solitary, experience of nature, and to its colors, shapes, patterns and textures.

 

After the Rain

“After the Rain” Acrylic, 12″ x 16″

 

I studied art at college in my early twenties but moved in a different career direction for many years, all the while painting as a hobby. Twenty years ago I decided to pursue a full time art practice and I’ve maintained a steady balance of studio work and teaching since then.

 

Mulmer

“Mulmer” Acrylic, 12″ x 12″

 

I work mostly in acrylic because of its immediacy – I can work quickly, adding layers of color and texture to create the image either directly on canvas or by creating acrylic monoprints on paper.

 

Whispers

“Whispers” Oil, 24″ x 24″

 

I’ve started to dabble with oils as well. For the past seven years we’ve lived in the country surrounded by the beauty of nature.

 

White Pine

“White Pine” Acrylic, 12″ x 12″

 

I want to interpret nature while actually standing in nature, and oil paints, with their slow drying properties, will give me that freedom.

 

Autumn Walk

“Autumn Walk” Acrylic, 6″ x 12″

 

As I paint a landscape, I’m reminded of certain characteristics that reflect the human condition. I’m reminded of strength, nurture, change and urgency.

 

The Path

“The Path” Oil, 12″ x 12″

 

The shapes in my paintings become the symbols while the colors create the emotion.

 

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Comments

  1. Hello, The Path and Whispers are my favorites. I like the sense of being drawn into nature.

  2. Would love to see videos of your monoprint process. I’m familiar with using oil paint for them but would be interested in seeing the acrylic approach. Thanks for sharing!

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