Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE, 24 x 30, o/c. Giving a whole new meaning to 'country'! I'm not in Loch Sheldrake anymore.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The challenge, - but also the fun, was adding the color. I'm fairly pleased with the results.
Pictures often don't tell enough of a story, but this particular picture, (and hopefully the painting) really captured the magical play of light and shadow.
It's all about 'broken color'. Used effectively, a knife allows you to 'float' bits of pure color over shades of gray. So, suddenly a gray rock can have blues! and pinks, and golds! And it really, really is there. It just takes some reflection to see it, tease it out, and some expertise to paint it.