Can a representational landscape be original? - Jonathan Stone
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Can a representational landscape be original?

Can a representational landscape be original?

I am adding a few paintings to my series of landscapes.   I have always loved the outdoors and the hills of Tennessee.

Perhaps my landscapes don’t have the avant garde edge of my figurative paintings.  Does that make these paintings any less creative?

I strive be original in all my art.    To me originality is an important part of creativity.  Somehow landscapes seem less original than nudes.  But I also like to take a fresh approach to handling the paint and composition.

I try to emphasize the abstract qualities such as the patterns of lights and darks,  color choices, composition and line quality.   These are of primary importance to me over the subject matter.

I hope my approach to those qualities makes paintings like this original.