|Rhagabir, 2011, 30" x 60" oil/panel (click img to enlarge)|
It's a new year and I'm focusing on a new group of tree shapes. This piece places the centre mass up front. I chose reds for the foliage. I like the way they play against the blue sky. Each time I painting this subject (I do it often) I find new ways to refine the technical details. So all of these variations are also a process of small new discoveries. These might include new color combinations or mixes, new contrasting techniques, new tools, new relationships in proportions, and so on. I have no idea when I will stop learning new things with this series.
Makes it fun to go into the studio.