Monday, August 10, 2020

A New Mini Abstract Landscape Series

 I've been very lax about blogging, it's been over a month.  I won't make any promises but I'll try to do better.

I decided to do a new series of small abstract landscape paintings, similar to the other series I did that was based on a rural landscape.  This time I'm using a mountain marsh as my inspiration for three paintings that use the same composition but different color schemes.

Last week I went for a walk around Silver Lake which is in Brighton, Utah at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Silver Lake feeds Big Cottonwood Creek and is a calm lake with marshy wetland areas along about half of it's shore.  Of course I took my camera and took plenty of photographs.  I cropped a small portion of one photograph to use as my reference for this series of paintings but still deviated from that composition by putting some "sky" in it.

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"Green Marsh" Acrylic 6" X 6"

For the first painting "Green Marsh" I used naturalistic colors.  I also painted using palette knives with thick painting which adds a lot of interesting texture.

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"Yellow Marsh" Acrylic 6" X 6"

The second painting is primarily yellow with orangish medium tones and violet shadows.

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"Blue Marsh" Acrylic 6" X 6"

The 3rd and final painting is a blue color scheme...very blue.

All three paintings were painted on 1.3" deep gallery wrap canvas' and I painted the sides, but kept the paint on the bottom thin so the you can have the option of hanging them on a wall or setting them on a shelf or table as shown in the photo below.

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