"Morning on Lake Virginia"
12x9, Oil on Panel (1896)
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"My oil paintings in the field and studio are inspired by intriguing compositions and above all else mood and atmosphere in the landscape. My style includes carefully planned drawings and a treatment of light and atmosphere reminiscent of Luminist and Hudson River School painters. In the field I focus on quickly identifying accurate color, values, forms and mood in the scene. I then refine those ideas as time permits."
Artwork from the 2017 Paint Out
"Moonrise From Orange Lake Overlook"
8x16, Oil on Linen (1945)
8x10, Oil on Linen (2005)
$750 plus tax
"Tranquil Morning, Lake Virginia"
6x8, Oil on Board (2011)
$500 plus tax
"Sunset Over Lake Maitland"
6x12, Oil (2015)
"A Quiet Afternoon at Alice's Pond"
9x12, Oil on Board (2039)
$975 plus tax
Jeff Ripple is a self-trained artist who relies on rigorous daily practice in drawing and painting as part of his process. He sketches and paints regularly in nature much like the painters from the 19th Century Hudson River School and Luminist traditions, his strongest influences. Ripple studied those painters even while establishing his reputation as one of the finest large format landscape photographers working in Florida.
Jeff Ripple's work outdoors generally focuses on quickly attaining mood, accurate color, values, forms, and atmosphere while seeking specificity in his scene or subject. The plein air pieces often stand alone or become his primary reference material inconjunction with sketches and photos for larger studio works. Although he paints around the country, he is narrowing his focus on the landscapes of Florida and the South. A growing number of collectors have come to appreciate Ripple's traditional approach and the "historic" feeling of his paintings, as evidenced by recent acquisitions of his work by the College of Central Florida and University of Central Florida College of Art and Humanities.
Awards and Exhibitions
- Award of Merit, Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival, 2014
- Judge, Viva 500 Juried Art Exhibit, Elliot Museum, Stuart, FL 2013
- "From the Mountains to the Sea"; a solo exhibit of recent paintings of southern landscapes, Santa Fe College Presidents Hall Gallery, October 2013
- 2013 Award of Distinction, Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, Florida
- 2013 Award of Excellence, Lake Wales Art Festival, Lake Wales, Florida
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