Sunday, December 24, 2017

Eucalyptus Landscape

Another study of Edgar Payne's work. Besides his balance and use of large shapes, I appreciated his use of color in this composition. The tree shadow areas are all the same color so that the foliage is distinctive. The red stroke at the base of the tree is genius! It ties in and balances the red roofs and gives us a rhythm. The brightness and contrast at this area  brings the eye back to the farm. There are so many more elements to this composition.  The design of the trees, trunks, branches, sky and foreground all support the view to the farm beyond. Each and every brush stroke is supportive to the full image and message.
Eucalyptus Landscape 6x6"

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