Thursday, December 20, 2007

(10) Homestead and Willows

11 x 14” Watercolor on Paper - Not for Sale

18 X 24" Oil on Canvas - Not For Sale

Mid July.  Nick and Cindy’s home with row of willows along the drive leading to their house. This was an opportunity to lay down large swaths of color then use purple lines to bring out form (willows and clouds). The apple tree in the right foreground shows early fruit.

With the oil version I used small and long strokes to create motion along with contrast. I expanded on the left sided apple tree from the water color so as to frame the work … since the water color was made the tree was cut down. The oil is warmer with more reds, oranges and yellows throughout the foreground grass and willows.

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