Once Upon A Time
”ONCE UPON A TIME” by Kim VanDerHoek.
16 X 12 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
$110 (Shipping $25 within the U.S., $35 for everywhere else)
I completed this painting at a Saturday morning workshop with Tom Brown. This was an exercise in putting together several elements from the surrounding landscape into the painting. For example, the house was in one spot and the trees were behind me. It was a good lesson on how to control the composition and soften color to create a mood.
My goal was to create a composition that would focus your attention on the house. Tom set the task of using color that would give the painting the feel of an illustration. It was challenging! Usually when I am lost as far as color or composition, I look to the landscape for the answers, this time I had to figure them out for myself and really think the whole process through. A great exercise to be sure!
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