Landscape Echoes no. 1 acrylic on panel
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Yesterday's post piqued the interest of some of you and I received requests to show and explain more of my Landscape Echoes Series of semi-abstract landscape paintings.Above is the very first one in the series.
This is Landscape Echoes no.6 If you know the rest of my more traditional tonalist and impressionist paintings I think you can see the resemblance in color palette. In fact I use the exact same colors in these as I do in the other paintings.
This one is Landscape Echoes no. 9 aka Winter Bay. I start these paintings the same way as my more traditional works with a brush and transparent red oxide to lay in an underpainting of large shapes.
Personally, I find that working more abstractly has so many benefits: focusing on large areas of color masses, loosening up, exploring texture and it's role in an image, a focus on design, and it's also a way to elevate expression something that may be reigned in a little more in developed paintings.
Whenever I am dissatisfied with my work, fell uninspired, boxed in and dull with what I'm painting I know it's time to broaden my repetoir with some abstract works.
You can check out the whole series here.