"A World of Contrasts", is an important work for me. Like the title, I worked on developing a world that shows many contrasting elements. Subtle blends of the sky and solid color of the rocks. Soft edges in the stylized clouds and hard edges of rock slabs. A quiet reflection pool next to rushing water, lifeless hard rock and living plant life. The rush of water and high energy flames against a stationary landscape. Creating visual depth with a small soft horizon in the background that contrasts with the sharp edge dynamic flames in the foreground. Finally, I used the lower right corner to turn the whole world upside down. The challenge was to marry these contrasts into a unified painting. The importance is the success of the final painting as a surreal world full of contrasts.
Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Edge are left unpainted and my be hung straight out of the box or framed.
- standard size. The edges are painted and may be hung straight out of the box. If a frame is desired, this work will fit a standard open back frame. Quality inexpensive frames can be found at Dick Blick. http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-simplon-plein-air-frames/
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas