Monday, July 8, 2019


What would happen if one combines the Japanese like elegance of native
pines with 15th Century Florentine musical ratios by way of
the Greek Philosopher Pythagoras? Let's find out.


Squam Stillwater: Five Pines  ( in progress)
James Aponovich
oil on canvas, 24" x 18"

I now need to cover the entire surface of the canvas with a coat of paint.
 Since most of the painting is sky ( or reflected sky) I can rely on
my ' sky progression' sequence, ie. pale Naples Yellow transitioning
into Ultramarine Blue. There are usually seven colors of deepening
value, each reflected in the water. The land is a soft Cobalt Green
with Mt. Chocorua bathed in distant sunlight.

So...with all the blues, violets and greens everything is quite cool.
That usually means I will want a 'Hot Spot'.
Stayed tuned.....

Copyright 2019 James Aponovich
All rights reserved

No comments: