I am working on shading -- meaning I want my images to look 3D or if some parts are closer to you than other parts. And, I am working on depth of field .... This is quite a challenge, keeping some things clear and sharp and other things (usually in the background) blurry.
|My latest acrylic painting "Roots Run Deep" 2011|
In the above painting, I used blue, white, yellow and purple. Only.
By mixing purple into the yellow, I made a brown that I use as shadows and tree trunks.
This was also another attempt at abstract art -- meaning while parts of the painting are easily recognizable (trees and sky) other parts are abstract suggestions.... For example, Jon thought that the golden foreground was a wheat field. I think it looks like an underground view of the tree roots.
These differing interpretations, I am coming to understand, are examples of interpretations of art --- and successful art allows and encourages various interpretations and opinions.