Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reservoir Sunrise

Reservoir Sunrise
Oil on canvas, 24x24
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I have stumbled on an idea that's really jazzing me. It's to take a shape, an easy shape, and make all the strokes in the painting follow on the lines of the shape, no matter what the content.

So in this painting (you might be able to see, if you click on it and look at it large) I've painted the hills and the reflections of the hills all in the same circular stroke pattern as the sky around the sun. Cool idea, huh?

Of course, this will become more difficult as I put more complicated stuff in the paintings (houses, trees, cows), but it will be a challenge, and is bound to improve my skills. Meantime, it's really fun! And I absolutely love these paintings.

My next plan is one with all shades and tones of blue - maybe a moonscape.


Unknown said...

one word.... "WOW"! I'm blown away!

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks! I really like them, too. I was thinking that one day soon, after I do a few more of these (they are tremendously fun to paint - you might try one some day, just for the pleasure of it) - I might try imposing a different shape, say a square, on the painting. So I'd paint whatever the scene was, but my strokes would all go along the lines of the pattern of the square. It does make my brain hurt a little, but it's interesting to think about.

carrie jacobson said...

Thank you, Sheila! I am pretty happy with these, too. Can't wait to do the next one.

Mark Sheeky said...

The stabs of green in the sky are inspired and work so well. I wonder what the next one will look like.

carrie jacobson said...

Oh, Mark, thanks so much. Inspired, maybe,,,, slovenly, more likely. But it works! Can't wait to paint another. Hope you're doing well -