Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Elevations" - 8" x 10" - Oil on Raymar canvas panel - $75 donation

eBay auction begins tomorrow at 6 PM Pacific Time. Benefits Good News Rescue Mission in Redding, CA.

"Elevations" - Oil - 10" x 8"

"This scene in southern California was a study in warm and cool contrast. The distant mountains were in delightfully cool tones that enhanced the dry grasses of the foreground. I placed the horizon line low to emphasize the scale of the farm vs. that of the mountains."  --- SFG

Before beginning a landscape, experiment with where you place the horizon line. The psychological effect is very different, so choose the placement according to what you are trying to say. A low horizon line like this one minimizes the importance of the viewer (makes him smaller) compared to the subject. I wanted to emphasize the scale of the mountains in this painting.

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