Sunday, October 9, 2016

Rockport and Figures

This painting, which I've been working on for the last several days, is a view of Rockport. It's a 30x32 oil on canvas.  I may continue working on it.

One noticeable aspect of Isaac Levitan's paintings is that he seldom adds or includes human figures.  Compare his paintings to those of the fine painter, David Curtis, for example, who feels compelled to include figures.    For Levitan, nature carries or reflects all the human interest for the viewer.  Figures are unnecessary.

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