“Strong Diagonal” painting
“Strong Diagonal”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 12×9″
I chose two similar snapshots of California hills side-lit by the late afternoon sun, on which to base two new paintings. The paintings were to be “companions”: not a diptych necessarily, but the same size and similar enough that they could be hung together.
You know what happens to the best-laid plans…
Yup, the two paintings ended up completely different. But I’m pleased with both. Starting with very similar images, I got two very different results. The two paintings have very different feelings.
This painting, “Strong Diagonal”, is the loud, brash one. Its colors are bright and exuberant. You can feel the heat of the California sunlight spilling across the hillside.
The other one is more subdued. I’ll post it next time.
This painting is sold. Many more may be seen at: www.barbarajcarter.com