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Friday, August 26, 2011

And Another . . . .

"Merced Gold"
watercolor 15 x 22 inches

Thsi subject is simply terrific for putting strong compositions together. The shapes really lend themselves to commanding and dominating the picture space . . . . .everything else in the painting is just support of that one idea. Which, incidentally, is how all good paintings should be . . . elegantly simple.

Just look at Sargent's works . . . .not a lot of extra stuff . . . . just simple shapes of figures or buildings . . .and generally they beguile the viewer because of the light and the way the shapes occupy the picture space.

This big rock is a large as a small house in reality. And its shape and edges are fascinating. I love the way the white sits in the yellow dominant field. The yellow provides such a feeling of light and season.

Am still 'at it' as I am putting nearly three paintings a day away. There is more to see! Stay tuned!

2 comments:

BrandNewStudio said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

Lydie said...

Fantastic this series of "simple things". I like the impact of these shapes and this bright light, nice idea that can be translated in any season.
I feel your enjoyment to paint and I look forward to see more.