Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring is in the Air

The weather is always unpredictable during early spring, but this year is extraordinary. This piece, Loganville Stream is 16x20" and was painted when we were still in the calendar's winter, but I considered it to be the first day of spring because I painted in a t-shirt. The temperatures were in the 80's and everything greened up all at once.

Which among equal colors will look more or less dark or more or less bright... The painter will show you things at different distances with variation of color due to the air lying between the objects and the eye.

-Michelangelo Buonarroti


Matthew Holt said...

Real nice, Kyle! I especially like the restrained dark values...saving just a few for the right places especially where the edges undercut along the water's edge.

andr-X said...

Beautiful work! The mood is very well transferred!

Mick Carney said...

Nothing new under the sun - the old boys knew what they were on about.

Nice fresh piece that shouts 'Spring is here'.

Kyle Martin said...

Thanks Mick,
I have some more fresh ones coming up on the blog soon! Thanks for following me and posting.

Thanks Andr-x, I enjoy your work as well and even though we are completely different, I see some undenyable similarities in our work.

Thanks Matt, Yes, that's it! Save some room for the accents. You have to see my value palette!