Tuesday, October 21, 2008

oil on linen panel 9" x 12"

This is a painting that I have been looking at and working on all summer. The study for it was painted in Watch Hill RI. The site is next door to a construction site on the ocean. I was attracted to the backlit quality of the house and the shape of the pine. The whole scene had to be simplified to emphasize the quality of the light, and the pine visually extracted from the wild summer foliage. Looking at it on the computer makes me think that I might darken some of the reeds around the pond. They seem to detract from the glow of the light on the shadow side of the house.

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