Monday, November 12, 2007
Shadow View 9"x12" oil on linen panel
Structure 8"x10" oil on canvas panel
I have been having fun lately looking for abstracted plein air views. It is not easy to tune out the wide vistas I find myself in. Occasionally if I wait long enough I can narrow my view and see something that captures my eye. Both of these were done in the Pasadena Arroyo. The top one being a small bridge that allows you to get across the wash safely. I was taken by the colors and shape of the shadow. The second was painted very close to the first. It is a view of the bottom curve of that same bridge but I liked how the chain link fence posts were creating interesting abstracted shapes. Very difficult not to get too detailed but still paint all the textures and colors in a pleasing composition.
I might play with these a little bit more, but I want to keep a record of where I left off when I stopped painting for the day.
Posted by Robin Neudorfer at 7:27 PM