Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Intimate Landscape

I painted this for a Daily Paintworks challenge. It could be anywhere along the trail, from a small isolated puddle to the bank of a large lake.
 I remember a watercolor painter, Richard Hanson who painted a lot of scenes like this. I enjoyed his series of intimate landscape paintings but that was before the internet and he has changed his subject matter to street scenes. His current subjects are gritty street scenes. His images now "have conjured up scenes of homelessness, hopelessness, desperation, violence frustration and isolation". The same ability that gave you a connection to the landscape now connects you to the street. 
8" x 8' oil on canvas panel

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