Friday, May 16, 2014

Painting in Southwestern Style

The Millennial
12x16 Oil on Linen
This landscape painting changed quite a bit compared to the previous post. The sky is now a combination of colors, with magenta faintly showing in the background. The mountain formation has a choppy, linear effect, and the direction of the grass gathers at the focal tree. I strategically added bright yellow at the base of the tree, drawing even more attention to it.
Although the painting began about the tree, per se, the real life zig-zagging groves of the mountainside most interested me. I decided to take this linear concept throughout the work, with variations in width and prominence of the brush strokes. It is more impressionistic than the others currently in this southwestern series.                                                       

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