Saturday, April 18, 2009

Alson Skinner Clark - American 1876-1949

La Jolla coastal scene, 1924, 18 x 22 inches
Another example of a composition consisting of a duality between warm-coloured rocks and cool-coloured sea. Again using pinks and subtle blue-greens. Both the major colour zones contains hints of its opposite - blue shadows in the rocks, pink reflections in the waves. White forms a third element that helps marry the other two.
The distant part of the sea is usually darker than the water in the foreground.

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