Friday, December 21, 2012
Quiet Until Summer
The landscape view can generate a lonely mood. When I visit my summer cottage in winter, it is quiet, dark and lacks the frenetic energy that comes with summer and people. Things are put away and there may even be cobwebs attesting to their inertia. This was an imagined scene that I painted with the feeling of abandonment and dying. There is a little fire in the tree foliage but even that is dying. It is easier to create a lonely mood with landscape composition than a closeup. A predominance of cool colors helps along with the emptiness of everything.