Saturday, July 5, 2014

Annular Arrangement

Annular Arrangement - oil on canvas - 24"x20"

This painting has been in the making for several months.
I subtracted and added elements from both memory and reference over time until I was happy with the overall placement and composition. I also played a lot with the light and shade until I had a meaningful ratio of dark and light patterns. A couple of the referenced objects came from a lesson on 'gradated light' in Gregg Kreutz book, Problem solving for oil painters.

Also attached, details of the paintings 'surface quality'.
I think this is what really sets artist's apart. The individual and unique ways in which we handle and apply the paint as we build up a surface that excites us.

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