|Coote's Bay Morning, 16" x 20", oil/panel (click to enlarge)|
In these two paintings I was interested in the composition. I like the way Morandi was able to take a small selection of bottles and containers and rearrange them repeatedly as his subject matter...without ever boring us. I can see doing the same with simple landscape motifs - a tree, water, horizon, sky. The critical thing is to get every element just right in terms of proportion, contrast, positioning and colour.
|Copeland, 16" x 28", oil/panel|