Saturday, February 20, 2010

snow and refraction

10x10 pastel on grey toned BFK
When driving to the lake I was thinking about refraction and the snow's effect on it. I tried to study that while trying to keep the abstract quality in the landscape. That led me to choose the hill as subject matter, rather than the lake.
PS I photographed the snow field  again and replaced yesterday's jpeg with the more recent one. Still doesn't work, but at least it's accurate. Now to helping the patient.


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Good choice, I think. It has a Kahn feeling to it.

Casey Klahn said...

Mayvbe I already recommended this to you before, but I have a book @ 100 paintings by Russell Chatham. He paints square o/c works that are highly abstracted landscapes of California and Montana. Very yummy stuff - you should try to get a copy, because his use of abstract shapes teaches me much.

I like the abstract shapes here is why I thought of that. I am struggling with an image of a crown of trees at the ocean that will someday be perfected, but I have tried it many times without success. This image has the merit I wish I could place in that one, except that the structure is different in my scene.

Take care. Spring is on the way.

Bob Lafond said...

Nice. Refraction is pretty abstract too.

loriann said...

Thanks Katherine, Kahn eh?

Casey, I will check out the book you mention.
The one thing that drew me to living in DC was early, long and luxurious Spring. I CAN'T wait!

Thanks Bob!

SamArtDog said...

I like this one a lot. I think abstraction is often best seen in the thumbnail; this one is a good example.

loriann said...

Thanks Sam! Interesting about abstraction best seen in the're right.