Friday, December 6, 2013

beech wood shadows

Shadow Woods II (oil on canvas 100cm x 65cm) David Atkinson

The weather has been cold, so I have been working exclusively in the studio, developing some paintings that I started in the summer (see the August entry below).  The subject, ostensibly,  are the beautiful and complex shadows falling on the forest floor.  I have used the sensation of those shadows as a starting point and built up layers of paint reflecting the depth and complexity of the shadows themselves.  Once in the studio, I have freed myself from the 'real' colours and developed a new set of colour relationships (which is fun to do).

Shadow Woods II (detail) David Atkinson

1 comment:

  1. That is a very interesting take on the subject.You have so many angles on one idea,great.