Thursday, January 20, 2011

Big and Tiny

This is a 5x7 pastel over acrylic washes of the large tree and view at the top of Stratton Road. I have been looking at Degas. I like the way he cuts forms abruptly with picture edges, and how he places the forms in unusual and striking relationships in the foreground and background. Of course, his forms are bathers and dancers, but the same can be done with tree limbs, snow banks, and mountains.


Donna T said...

Your winter work is just beautiful, Bob! I enjoy looking at how you feature snow and shadows on snow. I do see the Degas influence in this - trees can be dancers too!

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, Thanks for checking in. I like making snow pictures, but I think I will get tired of it soon, the snow that is.