Sunday, August 25, 2013

beech tree shadows

beech woods (oil on canvas 100cm x 65cm) David Atkinson

I have become very preoccupied with shadows as a subject this summer - they are so ephemeral yet so important to how we perceive the world.  They can feel dark and substantial or light and fleeting, and their colour hard to define.  This painting is one in a short series that I have been developing in the studio having started in situ, layering paint and disrupting the surface to try and capture some of the feeling and mystery of  this place.

1 comment:

  1. I have really enjoyed your week ,and know there is so much more for me to learn.Working with colour and shadows is a very important part of the whole picture , thank you for your imput and encouragement.It was great so see your work and how your working with different colours can change the whole atmosphere of a picture.