"L'Escalier de Montcuq," 16x20 oil on canvas
[First I want to apologize for the delay in my blogging. While I was out of town this past week, I was not able to access the internet, odd but true.]
"What's Next?" has been officially re-named to "L'Escalier de Montcuq," or in English, "The Stairs of Montcuq." Lots of fine tuning has occurred since my last entry. Areas have been warmed with various hues of orange, others toned down with glazings of blue, contrasts have been emphasized, and the focal area at the top of the stairs received more detail and more saturated colors. Notice that I interjected some wild vegetation in the lower right hand corner to help bring your eye back toward the stairs.
Montcuq is a medieval village built on a hilltop in southwestern France. These stairs go up into the well known dungeon of Montcuq.
Would you climb those stairs? How would you like the view from there? Subliminally, I hope that painting does ask you a few questions about yourself.
2 Responses to Finished Painting
Hi Carol, enjoy your work -- and yes, I'd climb those stairs to see what was around the corner. Also, I really like your Stillness Springs; what a mood you've created! Darla
via web60 months ago
I can see the difference with this painting. Darkening the back wall does make the picture "pop" out more. Very subtle .. but a definite impact on how it changes the experience of the painting.
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