Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tacking Up

16x20" acrylic on canvas (sold)
I must have needed a little break from the millions of shades of green surrounding us right now and was attracted to the mixed temperatures of light and shadow and the story telling possibilities of an old photo reference.  This color palette is made up of only two blues, two browns (burnt sienna would have been enough but I got a little lazy), yellow ochre and white.  Next time I'd paint it larger with more space around the figures.  What I like about it are the warm & cool tones and the busyness of texture in contrast to the quiet routine of the subjects.  Maybe it's a hint that this is the calm before the storm, or? what do you think happens next?

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