|7x7 pastel on paper|
As I continue to read about George Inness's ideas I am especially intrigued by his theory of the division of space and placement of figures. Inness broke the rules and made his own. After 1878 he regularly raised the horizon line and divided the pictorial space in half- half sky, half land. I tried that division here. It's a challenge. I altered the format to a square and decided to hide the sun inside the trees (left.)
The feeling in this study is very different. It's much more intimate, less space. I added two deer instead of one. I was aiming for the idea of living in harmony.