What is a lost horizon? What is a lost edge?
|Lost Horizon II Oil on wood panel 30 x 36 inches|
This is an abstracted painting - lost and soft edges are everywhere!
To define lost, soft and hard edges *THIS* post
In the finished painting above, the hardest edges are in the trees on the right, the old pilings
and -kind of- at the waterline at the left more distant view.
There is no horizon line and that was my inspiration.
The day I viewed this scene, the light was flat, and it truly looked like the sky and water merged.
I loved it.
Photo (taken by my husband) from that hazy, flat light day:
This little painting sketch is my original Lost Horizon.
Lost Horizon oil on wood panel 5 x 6 inches
These photos follow the process of my large painting. One of my goals
was to use acrylic molding paste in this painting for texture on the beach.
|First sketch on the 30 x 36. Used a white pastel pencil.|
|Modeling paste smeared on|
|Defining the shapes of the land masses, trees, water and sky|
|Adding some color|
|Trying to keep the feeling of the small painting|
I was stuck here for awhile. The atmosphere was not where I wanted it.
Then it hit me to just smear
with a large spackling/drywall-trowel/straight-edge thing
loaded with paint.
I took a couple of deep breaths
and said "it's only paint" and smeared away.
It was what I wanted.
Another goal for our group show was to get even more abstract. This was harder than it seemed.
So, I tried it - stay tuned for more Lost Horizon on my next post.
Thank you so much for viewing my art.