Sunday, March 22, 2009

David Bareford - American 1947-

Brant Point, 24 x 36 inches
With the sunlight at the right angle, water can appear white.

30 x 40 inches
The curves and diagonals of sails, and their reflections or shadows in the water, add greatly to the visual interest of a seascape. Though small, the yellow sails in the distance draw the eye into the painting because they appear as a warm accent on a predominantly cool-coloured image.
Outbound, 12 x 24 inches
The bright red in the top half of the painting really sings because of the neutral greens in the lower half. Too bright a green would compete with the red rather than setting it off. The red triangle is such a powerful eye magnet that no other visual interest is required in the top half of the image - The blank, cloudless sky is the right choice.

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