Friday, July 20, 2012

"Lambertville Beach" Daniel Garber

12 x 17 ", oil on masonite  (click for larger)

What I really like about this painting is the terrific sense of atmosphere that the artist has rendered. It is towards the end of a hot humid day. The golden hour has made the trees in the middle ground very warm, with very dramatic shadows. The way the background trees have been painted in cool blues shows us a haze that gets deeper the farther an object is from an artist .The sky itself isn't painted in a crisp blue that would indicate a dry day, but instead in warm plums and lavenders that give a sense of volume to the air. 

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