Monday, October 19, 2015

Grateful Notices: Autumn Diagonal oil, 30 x 40 inches

Autumn Diagonal
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Private collection

I enjoyed the effort with this oil. There were at least three times when it was 'good enough' but it was not enough. Both times I was satisfied about the work and was ready to sign it but when I saw it in the studio the next day, it seemed to be lacking something. 

The sky changed a number of times as well as the light and color coming through the trees in the background. 

What made it all come together was when I hit the right side hard with the blues and greens. The earlier version of the oil was a fairly continuous line of orange and red trees. The dark blues added punch and counterpoint to the red trees on the left.

Within a few days a wonderful couple, one is an artist, bought it. It's always a thrill for people to take your artworks home or into their offices, thank you!

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