Monday, December 20, 2010

Primary Sentinels

This is actually a scene from the same day as the prior painting. It owes its completely different feeling to the use of intense chroma in the chairs themselves and charging the shadows with lighter values of those same pure colors. No Grays here. The feeling is completely different from "Winter Curves". Here, you sense the bright sunshine after a good snowfall. In the former, you are aware of an overcast that softens and grays everything. A successful realistic painting isn't always about the reality that the painter sees. Rather, it is the reality the painter creates out of what she or he sees and if, therefore, the painting can make the viewer feel something.

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