Here's another landscape I made using neutral colors with a palette knife. I start with a photograph of a landscape and then break it down into shapes and layers of color.
I decided the other day that I wanted to play around with a palette knife. It was fun to let loose and experiment with color and texture. This is a painting of an abstracted landscape
It has been about 4 years since I last painted! Eeeek! Now that school is out, I sat down the last couple days to paint and was very happy with the results. My work is typically very geometric and draws from the De Stijl movement.
The project was to create depth using a pattern. I drew inspiration from the de stijl movement once again. The first layer only contained four squares and it was my least saturated layer. The second layer had eight squares and had a little more saturation. The top layer had sixteen squares and features the most saturated colors. This was featured in the Annual Juried Art Show at the Foster Art Gallery.
We had to recreate the shape of a vessel from the past and then do something to the surface of it to make it unique to us. I based my shape on the Greek's oinochoe. I carved a stylized hillside of southwest Wisconsin into mine. The blue for my sky didn't show up and ended up looking more like the maroon of the rest of the vessel.
We were asked to make a shrine to something. I chose my favorite architect Gerrit Rietveld. I have drawn a lot of influence in my works from Rietveld and the de stijl movement. I like the strict geometric shapes and the planes that don't quite match up in the architecture of his Schroder House.