Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Birch Tree and River Reflection

This was for March 2010 Word Press challenge. Oil on 10"x12" canvas board.

The original picture I thought was a bit busy. So I decided to focus instead on one side of the river, and focusing on light shadows and reflections of the birch trees. Oxana had told me about a Russian impressionist painter Igor Grabar, and one of his paintings is called February Azure. So my painting is kinda inspired by Grabar's style, especially the vertial treatment of the sky in the negative spaces among the tree branches.

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