Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Pushing Color in the Landscape
Pushing Color - The Landscape
8x6in oil on canvas panel $125.
My mission was to take the color into the magic hour.
That is when the sun starts to impart a golden glow
on the landscape.
The golden glow time of the day can be magic.
It starts a full hour or so before sunset. The sun is still high enough
to have impact shadows. As it gets closer to sunset, the shadows
are longer, but more mellow without a high contrast to punch them up..
I took the colors I saw and pushed the contrast of warm and cool.
This is a spot I have painted many times and now I can just
drive to it and sit and take notes as I watch the colors change.
Labels: fracturing technique, impressionism., julie ford oliver daily painter. blog, landscape, magic hour, oil on canvas panel, palette knife, pushing color
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.