December 6, 2010

Bowling Tree Yellow/Gray

Acrylic on Canvas Panel - 11 x 14 inches

I thought I'd try this again, with a tighter crop to simplify the composition, and with a limited palette. Not so much to eliminate color, but to narrowly define it. I was back at this site yesterday, in the rain, and looking at the scene I really didn't sense a lot of color. I could see it and describe it, but it wasn't really the focus of what turned me on about this tree.

Depending on how this appears on your monitor, you may not see much more than grey, but I used a combination of the following throughout: Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Orange, and a touch of Mars Black.


Rick Forrestal said...

Wow. I love this art style, and I'm crazy for the palm series of paintings. Great work. Wish I still lived in San Francisco, so I could come visit the gallery...and see more. Terrific stuff.

Anonymous said...

I like the earlier version, too, but this one has a more subtle yet powerful harmony. Grabs me more. Reminds me a bit of Giorgio Morandi. Good on you for returning to seek your original vision.

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

Absolute fan of this one: composition, strokes and colors. Agree with the Morandi reference, and there is also something of the grey paintings of Nicolas de Staƫl.