Friday, March 27, 2009

Early Morning View at the End of the Street

This is a more extended variation on the pastel sketch I did yesterday: placing the background in the foreground, and the foreground in the background.  The low rising sun strikes the other side of Delaware River in Pennsylvania first, giving the background the warm glow so it comes forward, leaving the New Jersey side, the foreground, in the cooler shadows, so it recedes.  It's more obvious if you view the image with your monitor upside down.  (Just kidding.)  I found this concept in a book on Bonnard, and realized I was looking at it at the end of the street.  So I wanted to try it.

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