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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

El Matador: Silhouette, Shadow, Reflection


Katherine Kean, El Matador; Silhouette, Shadow, Reflection, contemporary landscape painting, Malibu, Sunset, beach, orange, small
 El Matador: Silhouette, Shadow, Reflection  ©2011 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 8 x 10"

I worked hard to keep this simple, if that makes any sense. What I mean is it would have been easy for me to become obsessed with defining the many fascinating intricacies of the craggy boulder and overlapping wave forms. However, I resisted, instead mostly allowing the main silhouettes and shadow shapes and the strong blood orange color to carry the mood. Could I go further with the simplification? Probably, yes. Next time.

Now, as August and the summer heat arrives,  would be an excellent time to visit this beach. 

5 comments:

Palmer said...

I love this! Another masterpiece!!

Kathryn Hansen said...

i love the colors in this one...that tangerine color really sets the mood!!

Nina said...

It looks great, can't wait to see it in person.
When do u want to go to the beach to cool off? I'm game anytime.

jeronimus said...

Wonderful use of colour to evoke mood. Beautiful work.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Palmer!

Kathryn - tangerine's one of my favorite colors.

Hi Nina, soon would be a good time for me!

Thank you Jeronimus!