Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Painting a Mood

12x12x1.5” Cradled Canvas
Prints & Original Available

This seascape sends a new message, as compared to the last three paintings. The mood is quiet, relaxing, and rather uneventful…

In an effort to create a feeling of serenity, I chose cool colors that are side by side on the color wheel. The specific shades of blue and green are closer to the gray tones. There is a small bit of purple above and below the horizon line. Contrast is low in color combinations and values.

The width of brush strokes and their application was also important. With the extensive blending and thin washes of paint, the water appears smooth.  Had I selected a palette knife, the textural effects would have taken the painting in yet another direction. (hmm…now there’s another idea)

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