Wednesday, January 10, 2007


The above painting, oil on canvas, 12 by 24", is one of the few times I have worked with these particular proportions; a surface where the width is exactly twice the height. Whenever dealing with a more "unusual" shape, including a square, the eventual question is how did the painting interpret, or was affected by, the dimensions of the support. In this landscape, the most vertical tree is roughly placed center. It separates the left side, where the brush is in the foreground, from the right side, where there is more of a backdrop. The image is perceivably composed of two smaller ones, each built around more traditional dimensions.

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