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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Weight of the Harvest

"Weight of the Harvest", oil on canvas, 5x7", SOLD

I really like painting the geometry of orchards. They have both repetition and variation as each tree is an individual in a matrix of precise orientation. I also like the color variation of gravenstein apples - from deep red to a glowing yellow gold. All in all, a wonderful subject to paint.

5 Comments:

At 7:42 AM, Blogger Takeyce said...

Very nice, Kris.

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger m collier said...

This is a very nice painting. The color, the depth, the subject matter it all works so well.

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger Tim Schutz said...

The values in this and your last painting really caught my eye and pull me into them. I sense the slightest change of color intesity in the fruit from right to left really nailing the composition.
Tim

 
At 8:47 AM, Blogger Kris Shanks said...

Tim - thanks for the compliment on the values. I'm finding the smaller paintings are really forcing me to work with value more carefully.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger PaintingEachDay said...

Your paintings bring out the happiness in me ...

 

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