This is a new painting that’s in a semi-abstract style. This landscape shows a stormy day at the beach, with a path leading you toward the back. Grasses blowing. Subtle pops of orange and blue.
I call it “The Path”. I have been creating lots of paths in my landscapes lately. I’ve always known that a path is a fabulous way to draw the viewer into the picture. It’s a way to naturally move the eye from the foreground and lead it inward. It beckons the viewer to come closer. Stay a while. Explore the painting. To further pull the viewer in, I added my little “pops” of color, added at the point of interest at the end of the path.
Here’s a brand new painting in my semi-abstract style. You still know they’re trees. But they’re in a new reality landscape, shifted reality. This one shows my little trees having a great party at the bottom, throwing confetti and blowing in the wind.
I call it “new way” for two reasons – first, because it’s a new way of my looking at the world – in a semi-abstract way. Second, because the path, or road, in the painting will take the viewer, or the traveler a new way into the distance, through color and light and pattern.
This is the first post in my very new blog. Here, I’ll be adding new paintings, my process, and things I’m learning and teaching.
But don’t think this is a new thing for me – I’ve actually been in the blogging business for years, on another platform. But I’m finding that it’s now the perfect time to switch from my old “blogger” posting to make it easier and faster to get you the most current updates about my art world. You can still see the oldies – just swing on over to http://marypaintingaday.blogspot.com.