the Pfeiffer Pfiles Presents....the Art Work of Artist Fred Pfeiffer

Fred Pfeiffer was an American Artist
He worked as an Illustrator out of N.Y.N.Y. and
L.A. CA. in the late 60's thru the 70's and into the 80's

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fred Pfeiffer : the Scapegoat - Spotlight


Courtney Rogers said...

There is Fred's early purple again.

His signature is in the orange right side and horizontal.

Rob Weilert said...

This is another book I once had in my collection, and it reminds me of something Fred told me about his study at The Art Center in California.

I remember him saying that he and several other students went to a botanical garden to study color combinations on flowers as part of a class assignment, and that he made extensive notes about which color combinations appealed most strongly to him. The instructor had sent them there to learn about color harmony from the best teacher of all...NATURE.

He remarked that he was very glad he made that field trip, because he learned some very important lessons about color compatibility, especially about which proportions of one color to another will work and which will not. And, he was still (c. late 1973) occasionally referring to notes he had made back on that field trip day.

I think this is a beautiful picture, but I'll admit that I'm mostly drawn to it by the use of bold colors, even though I clearly recognize that this is again an example of painting large parts of the picture in shades of one color to speed things up.