Saturday, March 21, 2009
Elioth Gruner - Australian
1923, 29 x 34 cm
detail (note radiating brushstrokes in clouds)
Diagonal elements: distant slanting rain, and barely visible high linear clouds, add interest and energy to the predominantly static, horizontal composition.
Clouds over the sea - use grey/purples for the shadows under clouds. A little warm pigment - pink or a tiny amount of yellow - is often added to soften the white of the clouds, give warmth and complement the blue of the sky. Ultramarine blue or Cerulean blue are used for skies. Cerulean is perhaps a little cooler and greener, and gives more of a sense of distance.