I am spending my Saturday setting up this blog!
small pond in August 2008 oil on canvas 24' x 18'
I had started this painting out as very 'realistic' but I didn't like it. I did out doors on my deck in one day. By late afternoon I just took thick paint to it and literally pushed the masses of from around so that it too on the sense of movement and vitality that I wanted.

I pushed the colors brighter - to increase contrast - and made sure the marks held the plane. I enjoy the sense of the reflected vertical marks of the trees above in the horizontal marks of the water below and that all in contrast to the strong diagonal of the grass bursting off the picture plane.
9/6/2010 11:42:58

5/31/2012 01:28:55

nice post


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