Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Two from the Marsh

Trees at the Marsh, 6 x 6 inches, oil.

Path to the Bay, 6 x 6 inches, oil.

Yesterday evening I spent some time at the Baylands in Mountain View, watching birds, and light and painting the evening colors. I particularly like the vibrant knife work in the second painting. I started out with the foreground much fussier with blue shadows striping across the path, then took them out in disregard for reality, but respect for pictoral integrity. The ommission bounces the focus back to the distant trees at the top of the composition. These little plays are always fun.

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