Emerald skies (1)

What is going on here?

It looks like the trees are all in line for something and standing on a decorative table clothe! It looks more to me like an animation still than a landscape!  I blame David Hockney!

 I am reading the book  David Hockney The Bigger Picture and I believe some of his colors and shapes may have crept into my self-conscience!  This book is giant. Over 300 pages filled with beautiful paintings. English farm fields,woods, roads, mountains all in Hockney Technicolor. It’s a fabulous book.  There are so many pieces of his work I haven’t seen before.  Absolutely stunning.

Anyway, that isn’t exactly what I intended for today.  I thought I was going to do a sweet and simple field by the sea and it just didn’t come out sweet and simple.  The diagonals are so strong and stripey. And the strong shadows under the trees make it look a bit surreal. The colors of the sky and earth are compliments, so your eyes keep bouncing back and forth.

Strange.  That’s all I have to say. A bit strange.

What it does have going for it, is that my painting is small.  It is only 12×12 which means the shocking dosages of color are minute. A great big black frame would make this little painting sing.

As for Hockney, he is a Master. A master of simplicity, color and pattern.  I have a lot to learn. I’m so glad my library is stocked with so many wonders!


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