Saturday, November 5, 2011

Forrest and Interior

16x16"




16x16"


Here are a couple of pieces from around my farm. Painting inside the forest is a pretty good challenge. The light can move quickly and change the pattern of light and dark dramatically during a painting session. I like trying to capture this fleeting quality.
The interior is my dad's tool bench, in a shed at the farm. We haven't gotten around to cleaning it up, I sort of like leaving it that way, just how he left it. There are some leaves growing inside that came through a gap between the wall and the window. It seems as if the entire space is covered in a film of grease. Anyone who has seen my studio can see where I got my sense of organization from.

4 comments:

Aaron Parks said...

I love the hints of saturation around the window. very inspiring

Mick Carney said...

Lovely range of tones in these. I particularly like the way you have managed to create interest in the narrow value range under the bench of the second one.

Kyle Martin said...

Thanks Mick.
I don't usually explore such dark harmonies, and I wanted them all to not jump out from the shadows too much. I'm glad you like the paintings,
Kyle

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Aaron,
Thanks a bunch. I was going to just scrape this one.

Kyle