Sunday, December 20, 2009

Stage three, two Summer paintings.




There is something heavy about "A House among woods", caused by the starkness of tonal difference between sunlit and shaded areas. I shall have to attempt to relieve this with dabbed brushstrokes of leaves. The composition is also heavy, however: the landscape dense beneath the sky.

Also, the canvas is not lightly accepting paint. I don't know why, I think it needs to dry more. I might leave it for a fortnight.

"Trees at the end of a Road" is happier, perhaps becase I invested less in making it, the result is lighter, fresher. I like the art noveau rythms there.

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