Monday, December 14, 2009

Keeping the Time of Day

It's been less then four months since I went out to Colorado to study with the Masters. This painting deals with some of the technical concerns I learned of while there. I wanted to keep certain areas and shapes loose and abstract with interesting brush strokes and at the same time bring focus to others with tighter detail and sharper contrast. My usual instinct is telling me to sharpen everything up...but I'm not going to...I really like the idea of how abstract the wetlands can be...with tight little houses plopped down in the middle of nowhere. And then slowly (sometimes quickly) those houses succumb to nature. 16x12

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