Sunday, October 11, 2009

At Last

After a long break, I'm back to painting. I touched up this one, 18 x 24 inches, after looking at it for 6 weeks. "Too flat" was the consensus of my husband and son, so I added more color to the foreground, the trees, and then some more to the trees. There is no bright sunlight in this painting unless you consider the overhead sun on a cloudy day at noon which does flatten everything visually in a landscape. The elements become more important and I'm not sure about an even number of trees. But I was initially struck by the trees in a line on a field with a treeline behind them, and the color play of the shapes, especially the negative space of the field around, behind, and between the trees.

Next post: a close-up

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