Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Opera, Same Diva / use of value at sunset

This is the larger painting that I began in the field on Monday at sunset. At that time of day a painter has only about 5 minutes to record what she (or he) sees. Even in paintings that are all about color, value is the most important thing. At sunset the values in the land are very close and the temperature changes make the song. The diva is once again the light coming through the trees, the back-up singers are the grasses. Neutrals are the key.

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