Monday, September 7, 2015

An Experiment in Minimalism

I don't know where it came from but I got the idea of minimalist landscapes on my mind last week so I decided to try one;

art painting acrylic autumn minimalist poplar tree


"Autumn Poplars"

acrylic, 16" X 12"
Original - $200

I'm not sure this is really minimalism, but it is definitely much simpler than most of my paintings.  The reference photo was taken in the small rural town of Mountain Green, Utah in the middle of summer at midday. By limiting my palette to warm colors the scene became autumn at sunset.  I also kept the paint real thick so it would retain brushstrokes.  Here is a detail;

art painting detail minimalist autumn poplar tree

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