Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Building & Landscape Continued

This is dreamy watercolor I painted a few years ago where I was trying to blur the distinction between building and landscape.  The surrounding Vermont landscape with its multitude of barns, fields and tree inspired the imagery.

I used a flat brush to cut in the building shapes and dileneate roof lines and minimalist details.

A simple warm color palette was used with complimentary color highlights intermixing into the warm hues.  Designing building into the land and land into the buildings is no easy feat.  Careful attention to contours, earth work, adjacent vegetation and scale of elements intermixed with one another are critical. A balance of building form, mass, openings against adjacent natural is essential.  

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