Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Plum Island I - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas

Plum Island is one of my favorite nature spots especially in the colder months when fewer people are around. Landscapes can be incredibly challenging - trying to represent a large area on a few square inches of canvas. In general, painters typically use warmer colors in the foreground and cooler colors in the background to create an illusion of depth. In this case, I made the rich browns (for the wet sand) very prominent in the foreground which fade to a grey-blue in the background.

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