Peeking Through



One thing I really enjoy doing is exploring the place I live. It was really fun when I was a graduate student, because I only lived a few hours from my parents. Dad and I would go explore Indiana. One day we went to Park County, which has the highest concentration of covered bridges in the world. It was fun exploring. We took lots of pictures, and then stopped and looked around at the local college.

I really enjoyed this scene. It was a beautiful late fall day. The sun was bright and warm. Most of the leaves had fallen, but I love the way I could see some bright warm leaves through the dark tunnel of the bridge. The contrast of bright warm colors against dark cool colors really draws your eye. This creates a focal point. In  order to get viewers to see your artwork, and spend time with it, it is important to create strong focal points.

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March 17, 2010

Tom @ 8:28 pm #

That was so much fun. You and I always had adventures on our trips. This painting has beautiful, vibrant colors. I like the blue color you used on the shadow side of the bridge. Great atmospheric and linear perspective.

Sarah @ 10:06 pm #

Even before I read your explanation on the painting my eye was drawn to the contrast of the shadow of the bridge and the bright leaves behind it. I like this one.

March 18, 2010

Christine @ 1:23 pm #

I really love the colors in this painting, especially the purples. I’m so glad you and daddy have such great memories together. I miss you both!

March 19, 2010

Jennifer @ 7:50 am #

I really like the sun on the grass.

March 20, 2010

Susie @ 9:58 am #

You can feel the warmth of the sunshine in this painting. Beautiful colors!

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