Friday, December 10, 2010

Solar Eclipse

"House in Tree's (Eclipse)"    SOLD
oil on panel, 2010
4" x 5" (10.16cm x 17.78cm)

I like the way the house tucks back into the dark mass at this time of day. However, the actual lighting wasn't really going to do much else for the image so a conscious decision was made to alter it in some way without losing that shape of tree's and shadow wrapping around the house.

Other than rain, most other atmospheric conditions like haze, fog, clouds etc., meant using a middle or high key value scale, which I did not want, so I stayed with the deep tones.

The lighting now is very similar to the conditions of a solar eclipse... full sun veiled, giving the painting a slightly eerie cast and supporting the visual of the overshadowed house.92

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