Monday, February 27, 2017

Tuscan Colors - Like the Impressionists

The impressionists painted their 'impression' of a place instead of attempting a photographic, detailed rendering. 

Once cameras were being used to record landscapes in detail, artists gave themselves permission to use their artistic 'license' to interpret a scene more creatively or artistically. (This 'new age' art was not entirely appreciated by the art world at the time)

Impressionists began utilizing a variety of new painting methods. One method used tiny dabs of paint color that, when viewed as a whole, created a lovely combination of color and form to indicate an 'impression' of a place or scene. 

We decided to try this ourselves to create a Tuscan scene of a field of flowers with cypress trees and shrubs along the horizon. 

The results were quite stunning!

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