Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mood versus detail

The mood of a painting is more important and expresses the essence of the subject far more than the factual details.
Harmony was easily achieved because by having just these few colors, every color that was mixed simply couldn't go far off track.
This landscape was also painted by just using three colors. Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Indian Yellow.
(click on painting to enlarge)


D.Wienand said...

I was thinking about this matter the other day.
But i was thinking to myselfe: "I do need some detail, otherwise the painting evolves no sense of reality?"
I thought about it by looking at some plain air painters who presume it's enough to leave a bold brush stoke of color, assuming it will do for "reality".
But i know what u talk about and its always better (as far as I think) to get the atmosphere and colors right, before one can elaborate the details.
btw: if u have any tips for my painints, dont hesitate to let me know :)

The Epiphany Artist said...