daily painting titled Late afternoon

Late afternoon

17cm x 12,5cm (7"x5") oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Wednesday 23 February, 2011
Posted in Landscape paintings
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I really enjoyed looking at this painting. And excellent use of light and dark counterchange.

You caught just the quality of late afternoon light.

Simply beautiful!

That is the light effect I have been struggling to achieve. You make it seems so easy but I know it is not. Why is art such a struggle?

Ah yes -- I'm telling you -- Julian is the master of light and dark...

Impressive...There is no really anecdotal subject in this glamorous painting:just a fragment of nature:why here more than there,this is the mysterious choice of the painter:maybe,he was attracted at the same rare aesthetic instant,to the cadmium yellow light line,the pink and curvy single cloud,the dark and burnt umber wood,which looks like a a herd of majestic bisons? Nearly like a Rothko composition with its strips.
By the way...No anecdotal story? Watch out!The wood buffaloes will not agree.
This humble landscape sings.

I have a real thing for trees and just love your painting. I like the mystery always found in the shadows and the places deep within the forest.

i enjoy your small paintings !------I think you have recaptured the "Light " now you are back in the " Cooler North "-----I think you had lost "It" in those painted in the warmer climate !

Love the soft light, Julian!

Wish I was walking across that field to enter the shade of those trees...beautiful.
....Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday to you!

Hi Julian I thought that some of your Bali paintings were particularly distinguished by the light that was probably hard to paint. It was a wonderful escape for me to see the paintings of Bali. I think that we all need a rest from the cool light, at least I do. Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Have all your favourtite treats. B.