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"Up on the Hill" Pastel
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Truley honored to have your comments on my work. It is always my goal to have my love of the land, come thru in my paintings. As you know I am new to this site, the work is beautiful, so pleased to be included in this group of talented and inspiring Artists. I need to put more of my work on and work on the profile part. Thank you again
The softness of these landscapes combined with bursts of unexpected, elevated color is quite striking. The crimson tree in the middle ground of this drawing captures breezy movement across a meadow, but the true subject appears to be stunning autumnal color. The small, sketchy ruptures of pale blue breaking through the trees are believable, but take a step towards textural abstraction. But the white areas in the sky also heighten the illusionistic power of the piece for me, as a pure uninterrupted blue often leans towards idealized convention rather than the idiosyncrasies of the familiar. The broken color in the ground also provides a strong play between warm and cool hues, adding depth and visual interest. The deep blue-violet in Winter’s Light delights as well, with saturated cool colors and a similar framing of trees against a chalky sky. There’s a timeless quality to these works that transcends place. I understand them to reflect the distinctly cyclic Northeastern terrain, but I imagine this comes from my own sense of place.
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