Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fields - Art


Fields is an airy painting that gives the impression of open spaces without obstruction or crowding. The lines of this painting are well spaced, providing an open, uncluttered appearance. This openness reflects the view that meets the eye upon stepping into a newly planted field. In any direction, one can only see a vast expanse of growing crops and soil, no trees or buildings rising up on the horizon to block one’s view of the landscape.

The monochromatic, charcoal color scheme chosen for this painting is significant to note. A more obvious color choice for this painting, green is associated with plant life and new growth. Yet the artist has chosen to portray this field in an almost drab, colorless way, without any color to break up the expanse of the field. This decision focuses the viewer’s eye on the expansive qualities of the field rather than its ability to produce and nurture life. The never ending view and flat expanse of the field becomes the focus of Fields, a simple painting that captures the experience of standing in the middle of a seemingly limitless field.

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