Monday, March 11, 2013

Woodland Falls - original acrylic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Painter Pat Koscienski

"Woodland Falls"
14" x 11"

This painting is done from the same photo I used in "Forest's Secret Beauty".  This, however, was done with brushes, much larger than I usually use, whereas "Forest's Secret Beauty" was done with a palette knife.  As you can see, I try to make a painting "mine" no matter how often I paint it.  I don't worry about painting each stone or spray of water where the photo shows it.  Composition, color, and texture is what I strive for.  I feel there is more energy in this painting than "Forest's Secret Beauty", maybe because of the looseness.  However, "Forest's Secret Beauty" shows more texture.  Which look do you prefer?

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