Tuesday, May 26, 2009
8" x 16" Oil over Acrylic on wood panel
This is my entry for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks Blog Challenge Weeks 35 & 36 working from a black and white photo. We were encouraged to choose our own colors and to be creative! I'm afraid I fell into what Karin calls "the boring trap" using mostly traditional colors for this landscape. It didn't start out that way! First I chose a high chroma palette with the idea of getting into the pure joy of color! Maybe I would have blue and purple grass, or possibly red and orange and so off I skipped into Creative Color Land. In no time at all I was lost...and looking for the comfortable light green, dark green, etc. I don't do many landscapes and the ones I paint usually have a palm tree somewhere! Realizing it's color and value that energize a painting's function and that I was in the deep woods, green grass was looking better all the time! With my style being "Romantic Realism" the path seemed a natural way to enter the painting (remember I'm coming out of the deep woods)! Also a little lake beyond the barns? Why not! This was fun...an adventure! Thanks Karin!