My process involved an under painting using raw umber, which is where I quickly put in the lights & darks and suggestions of everything that will be in the painting using only one colour. Knowing what to leave out is as important as knowing what to put in. When the painting is viewed at an appropriate distance, the viewer’s mind pieces together the shapes of light and dark into a picturesque scene of sand, rocks, water, trees, and a touch of sky. Yet when the viewer comes up close, these subjects seemingly disappear into abstract strokes of colour and suggestions of shape.
Medium: Oil on Canvas