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Acrylic on Canvas
The work consists of many layers of colour and texture applied to the canvas with a palette knife.
late summer on the marsh.
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Hambrook Marshes came up at random on the site this afternoon, and I’m glad I took a closer look. I have admired your verdant landscapes in the past; this slightly muted color palette offers a striking textural field and subtle sense of daybreak. The palette knife work employed in the sky builds an impression of dappled sunlight filtered through patchy clouds – all around a pale, radiating sun. The attention to contrasting linear strokes in the foreground produces a dense and inviting entry into the landscape, while serving to support the atmospheric perspective. The darker middle ground adds further depth to the space, and a richness in the dominant green and gold hues. I believe the proportion of sky to land is enhanced by the square format. Rather than offering a predictably horizontal expanse, the blocks of colors are set up as one would take in a non-objective color field painting. I was surprised to see the media noted as acrylic; the natural pigments and lower chroma palette are those I more often associate with oil. I do see that this work was created many years ago. Please do consider sharing some of your new landscapes. I’m interested to see where they’ve taken you.
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