Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Variations on a Theme, Part Two

So, as you can see, the basic composition is still there, but with several differences as well.  I wanted a darker, moodier feel to this one, with the storm coming and the threat of rain for the dry fields.  This time I included the tree which was actually there. 

This painting is a good example of how I sometimes allow the under-painting to show through.  The road is basically the under-painting, but you can see it also in the trees and sky and some in the background.  I prefer a nice red/orange earthy tone for the landscapes.

Again there is the movement with the lines in the gesso, giving a windy effect to the darker scene, as shown in the detail. 

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