Light on Dry Paint

Light on Dry Paint

March 31, 2014
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Morning-Light

An arrangement of light on color and shape in shallow space. A picture I refer to as watching light on dry paint. Like many of my compositions, it took several attempts to arrange and capture the elements in the right balance and relationship to each other, beginning with the placement of the foreground object to set up the depth of the space, and dividing the shapes into horizontal and vertical forms. Sharp focus contrasts against the soft out of focus cool color which emerges from the warmth of the shadows. Another version is included in the Urban Notes post.

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About Thomas Johnston

West coast based artist, Thomas Johnston, is a painter, printmaker, photographer. His artworks are found in private and public collections internationally. He has had residencies and worked independently in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, Italy, and England. His studio is located in the South Sound region of the Pacific Northwest near Olympia, Washington.

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