Friday, February 11, 2011
4th Session...Long Slide Falls...28"x 22" oil on linen
Perked up the chroma intensity of purer pigments, warmer in color temperature along the upper right foliage and rock faces. Deepened the values of water in shadow just a bit more...and brought the more center/right rock to a greater rendered finishing...
This area is left to be more abstract, looser in brushwork...a tease on the eye...but being less finished than the other rock by virtue of compare and contrast, is designed peripherally to call less attention to itself. A fun thing really when you consider how front and center the rock is.
Also...breaking a fundamental rule in the landscape where purer color, darker darks, crisp edges should all define that which is closer...opting to trust the peripheral pan of the work by the eye to find the interest in the area above...or, this area more-
I'll look it over for a few days now before deciding if it satisfies what I set out to do...
On the same subject...I labored to put a good explanation together on the direction I'm trying to push as a painter, sharing examples of some fine painters, their influence and inspiration...as well as a few examples how I'm taking such things to experiment with the landscape...here is the detailed post taken from a thread of mine at Wetcanvas.com