Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Industrial Landscape at 6x6 Show

"Industrial Landscape"
oil on panel, 2012
6" x 6" (15.24cm x 15.24cm) SOLD

The second of my four paintings accepted into the 6 Inch Squared show at Randy Higbee Gallery

Since most landscapes are composed of strong horizontals, square formats are a challenge.

So this is loaded with the verticals of poles and the angles of steam, tree line and road, to compositionally offset the horizontal band across the middle and make for a stronger stacked composition within the square format.

This is one of those views typical of industrial vista's in and around the harbor. I compressed the refinery into the middle ground, but allowed the foreground and background to breath.

The drifting steam coming from the refinery, the softer shadows, and perhaps the light too, all help to relieve the densely packed industrial forest of the middle ground.197

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  1. i get so involved in your work, it is so incredible. so much to look at! outstanding!

    1. Thanks Suzanne,
      I appreciate your comments and visit especially with the kind of year you have had.
      Hang in there and

      Keep painting...

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