27 December 2007

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Lanaquarelle CP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".

this started out as a landscape, and while it is not really abstract it has nothing representational in it. i like the sense of light a lot.

the upper area is indanthrone blue tinted with dioxazine violet; the lower section is benzimida brown and cadmium scarlet; the two areas were separated by a stripe of perylene black, that was spread downward by the pigment diffusion.

i was lucky to leave well enough alone and not succumb to the urge to fuss with it.

Lanaquarelle CP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".

this is a similar "landscape" idea, but it isn't as effective for me because there is more detail in the horizontal bands of color.

the overall blue became too monotonous, so i tried to vary or complicate the color.

there is a nice sense of light and distance, but the image seems to want to be representational, which is not the feeling i get from the piece above.

2 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Top painting does it for me. Great transparency and depth. Value and complement contrasts work well and create a visual story quite interesting. I think I'll pick up some of the L 300 cp paper and have at it.

Nick said...

Both of 'em...