This painting was completed earlier today and it was a real blast to paint. The whole while, I kept thinking how cool it would be to live in that cabin. I was not thinking of colors or shades or anything but that cabin and what I would be doing if I was there. My inner artist was painting the scene while I was daydreaming. How cool is that?
This painting has very little subtle in it. There are a lot of clouds in this particular sky, but notice how dark the blue in the sky is. The contrast with the thick whit clouds is a bit harsh, but it seems to work. As we get to the distant mountains, the elements get a bit more subtle, but still heavy in texture.
For some reason, the painting seems to have a good balance, but schematically, it shouldn't. I do have harsh edges throughout the piece and a few subtle edges here and there, but not enough, I would have thought to balance the composition.
Paintings like this are cool. You unintentionally break some painting rules and the composition still works. Art is a wonderful thing.
Have a Blessed Day