Monday, July 30, 2012

Across the bay (Monterey CA)

 My original inspiration within this subject was this great spiky plant in the foreground. I painted it almost to completion while slowly working in the other colors and the rest of the painting around it. I think the end result is effective; but I'm always smitten with this aspect ratio.

I'm not sure what the plant is called, but it's certainly a very curious thing and possibly makes for an unusually subject matter.

After finishing, I realized there was a lot of sympathy in palette to an artist friend of mine Henry Isaacs. Must have been unknowingly channeling his colors. Henry is an east coast artist and we hang together in a gallery in Virginia.

Across the bay (Monterey CA)
24X36    Acrylic on cradled panel

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