Monday, November 2, 2015

The Horizontal Line

The Horizontal Line
I won't go into detail or elaborate on these paintings. I simply want to make a brief comment on the simplicity of the horizontal line and the direct association 'we' make to the horizon line of our world; land or water. Regardless of colors, values, or where the line falls on the picture plane it is hard to escape the connection. 

Years ago, I read "All you need is a horizontal line to make a landscape". I enjoy this thought so much because it is in understanding the core elements that help me decide how I want to embellish or proceed in my own art. 

I am flipping the images because it reiterates this point well. 






These are all pigmented wax on 8x8 cradled boards. Below is shown in a large format to reveal subtleties and texture.