Sunday, January 9, 2011

Greylock Hopper View

First the stix drawing followed by the pastel painting. The drawing is a study to figure out how to approach the painting, what to do and what not to do. Very useful in this instance. This is a cliche view of the mountain, so what to do? Use everything available to make it as interesting and intriguing as possible.

Greylock Hopper is not the long lost brother of Edward. Herman Melville knew the mountain as Saddleback. He wrote Moby Dick in Pittsfield, MA. The window above his writing desk has a direct view of "Saddleback" from a different angle. From that perspective people have suggested that it looks like a whale.


SamArtDog said...

There you go again with those great color choices!

Bob Lafond said...

Sam, Thanks. Basically blue and orange. Trying to make parallel forms work can be a challenge.