Friday, February 25, 2011

Light Blue Barn at the Tree

This piece started out as a way for me to play with the sheep. They are so fun to paint with the knife because the only way you can paint them is by making little loose abstract shapes but your eye reads them as sheep just the same. I love the variety of color on this piece and the way that the pale blue barn contrasts with the high chroma oranges and pinks in the foliage of the trees. Blue and orange are complimentary colors so taking advantage of their contrast gives this pastoral piece a lot of energy and a contemporary edge.

24" x 12" canvas with wrapped and painted edge.

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