Thursday, May 7, 2009

Robert Hannaford - Australian

Middle River Morning, Oil on canvas board, 56 x 76 cm

The horizon line is barely visible, suggesting a hazy atmosphere and infinite space. Rivers entering the sea give scope for interesting compositions. The river water allows the painter to place some blue on the right, to balance the sea colour on the left. Similarly, the small white building balances the white foam on the beach. Such things may seem insignificant but can make a big difference to the visual appeal of a painting.

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