Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bleached White Sky

"Oil Plant Roof Detail"
watercolor on paper, 2010
9" x 12" (22.86cm x 30.48cm)
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Like my previous post, this subject is utility over beauty. Or at least inherent beauty.

So in this painting my concerns were about color and design.

A limited palette of mostly blue and brown with touches of grey and black.
Backlit and a bleached white sky helped give this image the contrast needed for a more abstract composition.
The cooler, darker blue and black provide a solidity for the heavy forms, but it's the accents of burnt sienna, the warmer blue in the vertical shadows and the light blue strip across the bottom that give the image some life.41
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