Coming through the Pacheco Pass on my way back to the Bay Area from the Central Valley this is the landscape. I am trying to capture the fleeting movement of light across the hills. By using molten beeswax with my fine oils on a handmade linen panel I hope I have gotten close to the feeling I experienced. This painting is on gallery wrapped linen with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- James Hartman

Pacheco Pass
JAMES HARTMAN


Encaustic artwork on stretched linen



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2016

16" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.

$775

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Artist
James Hartman
Burlingame, California

Getting to Know James

When James Hartman was in art school, he became fascinated with the Society of Six, a group of artists who painted en plein air (outdoors) and exhibited together in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 20th Century. James's paintings of the Northern California landscape pay tribute to some of the great Bay Area artists of the past. His expressive scenes feel alive through his vibrant use of color and his painterly brushwork. James’s paintings have an immediate visual impact from a distance, yet up close, dissolve into a series of confident marks and strokes. There is a simultaneous complexity and steadiness in his flattened, color-blocked planes. Knowledge and observation are essential elements of James’s working practice. To this end, he spends a large proportion of his time painting on location. His body of work captures the fresh and sunlit essence of the coastal California hills.