Thursday, 13 May 2010

On homeground!

Distant hills and coconut treeline setting up the background, green paddy fields forming the middle ground and and a lonely furrow in the foreground is an ideal subject for this portrait format! Taking the eyes into the painting and holding them there are the big shapes of the fields and their varied angles. Deliberately kept the trees taller than they should be to give that vertical contrast to the frame  when all else is horizontal! I put elements from different reference photos to create this exercise in design, without loosing the spontaneity of a simple subject. Thanks for viewing! Comments welcome!
(Half sheet Bockingford 425gms NOT surface, W&N tubes-lemon yellow, ultramarine, cobalt blue, burn umber, manganese violet, rose madder)

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