Kurt Solmssen: In Conversation

Kurt Solmssen, Vaughn Morning, Oil, 2010, 50 x 70 inches
Kurt Solmssen, Vaughn Morning, Oil, 2010, 50 x 70 inches

Larry Groff talks with Seattle-based plein-air painter Kurt Solmssen.

Solmssen says "The thing about working from life…  I tend to like more directional light, especially when I'm outside. The light changes in about three hours, so that kind of gives you a framework, as you know, for doing that. So, setting up the paint and working for several hours, and then the light changes, and so you're sort of forced to stop. That gives me a time frame where I really concentrate. Then after a few hours, I come out of that state, whatever it is, of concentration."