Wednesday, December 31, 2008


"Traverse" - Oil - 6" x 8" - $150

"A warm summer day softened the colors of a pasture that lay above my viewpoint. Whose bay horse this was, I don't know, but like most artists, I knew immediately that I had found my my subject." --- SFG

Notice how the warm tones of the sky tie it to the ground plane and how I repeated some colors in both to unify the light on the scene. I also described the color of the unseen sky above me (and the horse) by painting the cool tone on the horse's back. Be aware of what is happening within the picture plane and the unseen surroundings in order to tell the full story.

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