Saturday, July 23, 2011

Color Theme

                                    Wharf Life #13
This is the third in a series of paintings I've done in which I've limited my palette to white, grays, and blacks.
The first two were vertical, so I wanted one more that was a horizontal. 

Also, note the absence of texture in the water and most of the foreground.  Cluttering up the foreground would make you look at that instead of out where I wanted the viewer to focus.  Instead the eye looks over the foreground on its way to the textures and busy-ness of the dock.  Limit details and calligraphy to the focal area.

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