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.

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