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Oil paintings by Saint Louis artist Benjamin Guffee

New studio series

I am proud to share the first images from a new studio series that I began last year in the late summer. I've uploaded the images into the "current" page on this site.  These paintings are all large scale - 48"x48" and up - and feature stripped down, simplified compositions and a muted color palette.  The first four paintings are water, but I will be moving on to some tree and sky images.

It's been a labor of love, and an extremely time-consuming process as I began this series.  As the spring turns to summer and I realize that it's almost a year since the ideas behind this series first crystalized in my mind, on the one hand it's a little discouraging that I'm only four paintings in but on the other I hand I think of all the work that went into this series so far and the "learning curve" as I explore new techniques in mixing and applying paint, a revised color palette, and really an entirely new approach... and I feel the momentum starting to pick up (finally!) as I work in the studio... and it feels better. 

"Grey Day 01," oil on canvas, 48"x60"

"Grey Day 01," oil on canvas, 48"x60"