Spring Morning Light
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 24 in
Width: 38 in
Brown building with outlined blue windows, surrounded by green tree, light blue sky, and tan and green foreground, all done with large brushstrokes and muted colors.
Growing up in Paris, Texas, from a young age Irby Brown knew he wanted to become an artist. He received his first commission to paint a landscape for a local shop owner at just thirteen years old. After serving in the Army, Irby studied for over three years with the prolific landscape painter, Olin Travis. His spontaneous brush strokes, combination of warm and cool colors, and his use of light throughout his paintings show a strong influence from French Impressionists. He often painted en plein air, meaning directly outdoors, for much of his career.