Landscape study - 5x5" Oil on canvas
Here's what I'm hoping to do: create an ethereal sense of place by use of value, color, edges, and yet .... explore the boundaries of what is believable and even poetic about color and color combinations. Working with color relationships makes unusual colors feel more believable. So, I'm learning to push color to new, subtle places and I'm learning to use my media a little differently - to create that atmospheric sense of surroundings.
I have long believed that value is essential. I think a good painting has to start with a good skeletal structure of value. It will most likely be an abstract value structure, but even in its abstraction - it needs to be interesting in shape, interesting in nuance of contrast, interesting in composition.
So - I'm playing with ideas.... and trying things out in a small format. And, I am looking forward to working out some of these ideas in a larger format. I'll post the next stage of this one in a few days. Let me know what you think!