Friday, February 4, 2011

Landscape painting of Badlands Alberta, Orange Rocks, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Orange Rocks, 10x10 oil on canvas

The badlands in southern Alberta have a beauty all their own.  This is 'dinosaur country', and even though the terrane looked quite different millions of years ago when Albertosaurus and his buddies roamed this part of the earth, it 'feels' like you could see a dinosaur lumber by at any moment.

The reference photo for this painting was taken later in the day as the sun was setting, the late afternoon light revealed the golden orange tones in the rock, and in the 'baby' (beginning to form) hoodoos in the background.  The clay underfoot took on a grayed-violet tone, while the silver sage-brush clung to pockets of soil in this desolate landscape.

* (This painting is basically a 'complementary' painting.  The orange/ yellows are complements to the blue/violets on the color wheel).

$150.00 10x10 oil on canvas



1 comment:

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

enjoyed seeing this piece and enjoyed the color harmony