2019 Laguna Plein Air Invitational Artist Michael Obermeyer
“When painting outdoors, en plein air, I must work quickly due to the changing light. Therefore I have a limited palette of four to seven colors. This orderly layout also enables me to mix clean, fresh color.
I try to find subject matter that fascinates me. Nature provides the perfect balance of shape, value and color – the three elements that I find most important in painting. It can be so satisfying and I feel blessed for that.”
Gregory Peck once said, ‘I love my God, my wife, my family, and my job. I am the damn luckiest man on earth.’ As someone who gets to paint for a living, that pretty much says it all for me.“