10/29/08

Yellow Sails


24 x 30 inches, oil on canvas

6 comments:

Don Gray said...

Lovely painting, Joan. Great color and feeling of fresh air.

Casey Klahn said...

Cool use of the primaries. And what I really like is the rhythm - it seems to be everywhere!

Joan DaGradi said...

Thanks, Don.
This entire painting was done on location, in the sunshine, over a period of 4 to 6 days, while perched on a small wooden ramp. Painting from life is invigorating under those circumstances and I'm happy to know that you felt the 'feeling of fresh air' that was a prime motif of this painting.

Joan DaGradi said...

Thanks, Casey. I have to admit that I wasn't consciously thinking about rhythm when I began. The yellow sail in the sunlight just took my breath away. You're right, in setting up the yellow sail as a focal point, there are many leads that take your eye back to that point and continue around the painting. Thanks for pointing this out, Casey!

Casey Klahn said...

Great new banner! I went, "wow!" when I saw it.

Joan DaGradi said...

Thanks, Casey!