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Tags: landscape, park
Location: Confederation Park
The bridge painting of your Confederation Park River Crossing has wonderful passages of tone from light to dark; in the snow, the river and the bridge rails. Often neglected, it gains force as in your work when used in large areas - we see it more in painting of skies; a progression from darker to lighter, and best not parallel to the painting edges, but in a diagonal direction. I too have adored Nika’s pastels and noted earlier to her - particularly her drawings in this regard - notice she has similar value change from dark to light in the palms trunks and the palm foliage, one’s dark, one’s light. Another one of many great exponents of this tonal technique is Albert Handel’s work here on Plein Air Artists, he uses it often especially in painting trees. Any drawing is hugely enhanced with dark and light, think and thin diversity, difference as we know a big design element. In painting, having areas or passages from light to dark in a work very often enhances tremendously in the same way and often we forget its use in favour of line to distinguish areas and direct the eye. ;)
A correction below to Albert's surname - Handell - I appologise for 'typo'. One can learn a great deal from this wonderful artists work ;)
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