Monday, February 16, 2009

Figures in Landscape

My classes last week were about using figures in the landscape. We studied Winslow Homer's simplified, yet perfectly proportioned figures and how they were used for various purposes in his work. (Click here for a link to a previous post on Homer at AIC)

This is a very small section in a large painting of mine. The artwork is in the permanent collection of Edmonds Community College. A limited edition print was made and copies were sent to the sister school in Kobe, Japan.

I was asked to choose a landmark in the vicinity of the college and make a painting. Since it was a commission, you can see that I used a more illustrative, yet still fine art, approach.