G. Russell Case - A Higher Perspective (53)


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G. Russell Case is a Western painter inspired by the beauty of creation. Based in Utah, he brings to life the epic landscapes that surround him with a confident voice honed with humility and reverence. His carefully contemplated design incorporates unique vantage points that convey a sense of the smallness of man amidst the vastness of the landscape. The geology of deep canyons, ancient mesas, and towering mountains, and red rock cliffs serve as the setting for a Navaho shepherd and his sheep, or a solitary cowboy mounted upon his horse. The small, nearly insignificant figures and man-made structures that often appear in Russell’s paintings convey a sense of the enormity of the landscape these inhabit.

Outdoor painting is vital to Russell’s development as a painter. The play of light and shadow intrigue Russell. Keen attention to natural color allows Russell to express the beauty of the landscape in his own unique voice. He is not interested in literal interpretations of the landscape. Russell’s intent is to create visual poetry that evokes an emotional response within the viewer and draws them deep within the scene. The beauty of G. Russell Case’s paintings is clearly the result of his pursuit of A Higher Perspective.

Mentioned in this episode:

G. Russell Case https://www.russellcase.com

About the Artful Painter:

Website: https://carlolson.tv/artful-painter YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CarlOlsonArt

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