Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sun on the Pampas Grass

A simple little scene that reverses traditional color logic. The cool whites are in the foreground and the warm ones are in the background. It works well though, and goes to show that there really are no unbreakable rules in painting.

What makes the composition work is precisely that role reversal. The very strong shape of the boat bow would command and hold your attention in the corner if not for the warm, centrally located brights of the pampas grass.

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