Simple symbolism of youth. A tire swing hung from a strong limb of an Oak tree. Everyone has pleasant memories of hanging out by a tire swing, getting pushed by parents and our friends - higher and higher! This was painted with oil colors on a 16 x 12 inch linen panel with thick impasto brush strokes in an impressionism mood.
|Bridge at Milton|
Bridges. There are many ways to guide the viewer to focus on the subject of a painting - color, position, line, depth, etc. Bridges in art can help facilitate geometric perspective in a composition. The eye focuses in a somewhat narrow area at any one time. Lines are drawn to lead the viewers attention to conquer this dilemma; in this case a bridge can be the lines to lead the attention to the subject. There are a many examples of this - many bridges in paintings. A couple more famous pieces include Alfred Sisley's (1872) Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne and Claude Monet's Bridge at Argenteuil (1874).
Bridge at Milton (above) is 20 x 16 inches, oil on linen.
I painted 2 shrimp boats with oil on a 24 x 12 inch wooden panel leaving the natural wood grain serve as the background. The natural grain allows for imaginary water and sky. I'll probably eventually add nets hanging from the vertical poles, but for now, set it aside and add a few more details later.
Labels: waterscapes painting
|Fishing Without Bait|
Charcoal and watercolor on 10 x 10 inch paper on panel (Aqua-Fuse from Signature Canvas). Child wearing a hat while fishing without bait with toy fishing pole as parents and two ducks watch nearby. Sign reads, "No Fishing."