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Gloria Nilsson

Afternoon Sun (2011)

Artwork Type
Original Art
Dimensions
14x11 in
Techniques
Oil
Assembled under a beautifully sculpted tree, this inviting backyard patio scene with intriguing, long dramatic shadows & reflected window light, became more and more prominent as the afternoon sun began to set. Starting with a perylene red acrylic ground, I focused on the lively movement of verticals, horizontals and diagonals, working solely with a palette knife. I wanted to describe both nature and architecture with a broad range of marks and sgaffito using a limited palette. Oil on Masonite panel....
Assembled under a beautifully sculpted tree, this inviting backyard patio scene with intriguing, long dramatic shadows & reflected window light, became more and more prominent as the afternoon sun began to set. Starting with a perylene red acrylic ground, I focused on the lively movement of verticals, horizontals and diagonals, working solely with a palette knife. I wanted to describe both nature and architecture with a broad range of marks and sgaffito using a limited palette. Oil on Masonite panel. Newly re-framed in a substantial 3 1/4" gold plein air style frame.
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United States

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