Thursday, March 18, 2010

E Phillips Fox - Australian 1865 - 1915

Birthday 12 March

Note the reflection of the white foam in the wave. Also the progression of colour from warm tones in the sand to light emerald and light ultramarine in the nearest wave, to dark blue middle distance, and violet in the distance. To create the impression of recession in space, landscape artists use warm hues in the foreground, and cool, desaturated colours in the background.

Unfortunately this is not a very good reproduction of the painting and doesn't convey the iridescent effect the artist has produced by interweaving strokes of different colours.

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