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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fence Row

Fence Row

Fence Row
24" x 12" Acrylic on stretched canvas
$150 + $15 shipping. 

Painting these holly hocks along a fence row was so fun.
I love the colors here and I loved painting the flowers
with their yellow centers.

One of the things an artist does is to suggest things,
or to fool the eye.
Distance is created in this painting in several ways.
One way is the narrowing of the path in front of the flowers
 as it recedes.
One way is the way the fence gets lower as it recedes.
Another way is the lack of detail the further the flowers are
from the foreground.

As you learn to paint, study many artists and their work.
Ask yourselves these questions:
  1. What is the artist trying to tell me?
  2. How does the artist create distance?
  3. How does the artist show me where to look?
  4. How does my eye move through the painting. 
There is a method to the madness of painting.
Artists show you many things through the use of:
color
texture
warm and cool colors
composition
and perspective.
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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.