Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Canopy of Palms

Unify Your Painting with a Motif

Wouldn’t it be nice to contemplate removing your coat outside right now? Take a moment and dream of some warm South Carolina air while looking at this original acrylic painting, “Canopy of Palms”, created in 2014. Much of the warmth radiates from the yellow greens bouncing off against the red building and connecting to the yellow building.

The Palm branches dominating with their related but varied repetitive shapes become a Motif (decorative design or pattern) in this painting.  Angular strokes mimicked in the trunks, the yellow buildings and figures carry that out even more. The colorless sidewalk becomes the primary resting area for the eye interrupted by the figures as a center of interest. By exaggerating the motif, the viewer becomes more aware of the impressionistic brush work pulling the whole painting together.


2020 Workshops Schedule

With Instructor Ellen Jean Diederich TWSA, RRWS, WSA

Building Transparent Layers in Watercolor

Workshop Tuesday-Friday April 14-17 9:00-3:30 p.m. Fargo, ND

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Workshop June 2-5 9:00-3:30 p.m. Fargo, ND

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