23 August, 2011

New Mexico Colors 12"x16"

I am trying to treat this series of new Mexico paintings as lessons in shape. Trying to treat each band of color as an abstract shape as well as a landscape. When I think of it as abstract shapes, it helps me to push the color to the limit. But I still have to remember that I am also showing spatial relationships between the mountains in the distance and the field and buildings in the foreground. Its just fun to push those color limits but still give a spatial depth. I think this one worked out pretty well!
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1 comment:

Virginia Floyd said...

Gorgeous bands of color. I love the houses in the distance and the vegetation in the foreground. It all works together beautifully.