On my easel today I have yet another landscape painting, and you know well my love of creating beautiful landscape and seascape pieces. In this new work, I intended on portraying the majestic beauty of clouds and the effect they have in this work of art. In the piece, perspective plays a vital role, and this is primarily as a result of the clouds. Take a look below.
In landscape art, the understanding and usage of values and the principle of perspective is the most important thing to consider. In representing nature, one has to capture the essence of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface, so the sense of depth is essential and is achieved through the proper treatment of the elements contained in a composition. Even in non-representational paintings such as abstract landscape painting, the paint can be used skillfully to convey depth. This is where Atmospheric Perspective can come into play. The clouds in the artwork recede into the distance, taking your eyes along a visual path deep into the horizon. Pay close attention to the cloud formations and their relationship with perspective, coupled with their direction in the composition.
Like many of my other “scapes”, they boast a deep understanding of how to achieve depth in an artwork. Always paint with the principles and elements of art in mind. They are your framework for successful representations and connecting visually to your audience.
On the easel today July 15, 2018 features yet another painting that explores my appreciation and reverence to the female figure- exploring sensuality and feminine sexuality. In the piece, a rather scantily clad model lays flat on her back with her legs raised, supported by a flat surface. In an apparent state of comfort and ease, her body relaxes; arms showing carefree abandon to her repose as the essence of her femininity is captured in a single moment.
Artists for centuries have sought to capture natural beauty, whether governed by ideological status quo or by accurate observation and representation. In my painting, her body- curvy and mature in womanhood, shows her self-confidence unapologetically, and puts on display her natural beauty regardless of ideological interpretations. She represents the beauty that comes with age, timeless experience, failures and blissful triumph. A true woman of character displays that triumph by simply bearing it all for it to be appreciated, for as they say “true beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”.