Thursday, February 19, 2015

Island Park Entrance

Watercolor painting of Island Park in Williamsville NY
Island Park Entrance
Watercolor 2.5” x 3.5”
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is available.

It was the reflection of the water that first attracted me to this scene. I like the contrast of the dark shadows with the bright white cloud reflections in the water. You may recognize the red building in the background from a previous painting, which is a hardware store.
At first, I didn’t like how the foot bridge divides the painting in half horizontally but I decided that the main shapes of the painting are the sky and the ground–which aren’t of equal size. There are well known rules for composition, but for every rule there is a masterpiece in a museum that breaks it.

If you like this painting you may be interested in my other Artist Trading Cards.

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