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Gentle Bend

February 6, 2015
Gentle Bend #2; Oil on Canvas 30" x 48"

Gentle Bend #2; Oil on Canvas 30″ x 48″

Started with an idea. Utilized sketches and a small plein air piece created last autumn. I opted to start with an 11″ x 14″ canvas.

Liked the first attempt, or study, so much that I decided to expand the design onto a larger, 18″ x 24″ canvas. Made a few alterations to please myself and improve the design.

As I worked the 18″ x 24″ version, I thought that it would be interesting to take the design to a larger and wider format – 30″ x 48″.  I wanted to allow the viewer to feel the scene and the next bend in the river. Had to play with the linear and atmospheric perspective to make it work. Love the result.

Finished this larger painting in time to submit the work to the Regional Survey of Art 11.

Gentle Bend #1; Oil on Canvas 18"x 24"

Gentle Bend #1; Oil on Canvas 18″x 24″

Gentle Bend - Study; Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"

Gentle Bend – Study; Oil on Canvas 11″ x 14″

 

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