“Strong Diagonal” painting

March 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

“Strong Diagonal” painting by Barbara J Carter “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

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Entry filed under: Acrylic, Landscape, Painting, Pointillism.

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Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

I work in acrylic paint, in a couple of distinct styles: landscapes and abstracts.

Native to California, I've lived elsewhere and only recently returned to my home state. I now live in Los Angeles.

I mostly show my art in outdoor festivals in California. I also occasionally show my work in art galleries or open studio events. You can see an up-to-date list of upcoming shows on my website (click here).

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