Saturday, December 18, 2010
View of the Village
I can hardly believe it's been a full week since I posted! It's been a fun week, with company and other fun diversions, but no time to paint! It's not going to get any better either, as we are leaving Arizona for Seattle on Tuesday and there's much to do before we depart. Not to mention I've not done a thing in preparation for Christmas. So....I managed to eke out a couple hours to set up my easel in the back yard, and paint. This is not the view from our back yard. I gleaned the idea from a portion of a painting I had cut out of a newspaper months ago. I tried to be cognizant of my values and the shapes I was creating. My intent was to make it as abstract as possible while retaining the clear depiction of a village beyond a foreground of trees. I'm pretty happy with the results, considering it's a "first try" with this type of subject. I might try this again in a bigger format.