James R. Huntsberger
Oil Paintings & Limited Edition
Original Oil Paintings
James R. Huntsberger’s award-winning fine art oil paintings are mainly representative, however, he had painted a few abstract oils – in the sense all of his canvases are abstracts of the reality he is painting.
His palette is similar to those of his favorite current masters – especially David Leffel: Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Venetian Red or Terra Rosa, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black and either Permalba White or Flake White.
He paints mainly with Filbert bristle brushes with occasional use of palette knives. Larger works are on canvas and smaller works on panels.
His interests are broad and so is the breathe of his subject matter. His paintings include portraits, seascapes, beach scenes, landscapes, florals, still life, and historical structures (both interiors and exteriors). Many of his paintings are of the beautiful scenery of the Brandywine Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania. Several are based on his European travels. Recent commissions have included paintings of clients’ homes and pets.
J.R. prefers to paint from life. If photo references are required, he takes his own photographs.
To J.R. the heart of any painting is the light and its play on the subject. The interplay between the light and point of interest is controlled by careful attention to values, shapes, and edges.
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