CHERYL BAILEY
Contemporary Landscape Artist

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(posted on 26 May 2018)

Rockies Range 15x60" is an unusual painting being so narrow and wide. Not good for Instagram or Facebook.  It was important to make sure the viewer would go back and forth across the painting with interesting areas to find along the way. 

The pure white snow caps across the top contrasting with the intense blue takes the eye skipping across the canvas to the far side. The various horizontal shapes of the  mid ground  all move back and forth until the eye arrives in the near foreground and finds the unrealistically orange fenceposts which  provide a focal point at each end of the painting. Enjoy! 

I've had a good week at Haliburton School of the Arts Advanced Individual Studies and am looking forward to the second week coming right up. Nothing to do but paint paint paint! 

Below is a quick phone snap of this  work. There is another painting on Instagram you might be interested to see: The view from the Cabernet. The Cabernet is a little blue cabin set beside the native perennial meadow. Enjoy!