A very important part of a landscape painting is a strong composition. This is the element that unites the entire painting. In Sunny Marsh, I wanted to express my feelings of happiness and warmth. It is also a painting of water which has very complex challenges because water gets its color from the surrounding area. This is an oil painting of a freshwater marsh biome that is found at the mouth of a river with low drainage. I chose this scene because of the rhythmic shapes and complex colors. I wanted to capture the quality of light and space in a marshland on a sunny day. I used aerial perspective by making succeeding planes cooler and less intense to create a sense of distance. Imagine your voyage in the shrubs, weeds or reeds at the edge of the lake or stream looking for the best area to fish. This is a representation of the majesty of nature in all its glory. I want to demonstrate my ability to capture the beauty of nature in the brightness of her colors. I want to paint light utilizing all the techniques of the impressionists. A feeling of beauty and wonder of nature is expressed by the use of brushes, knives, drying oil media and oil colors.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, titled and dated ‘Sunny Marsh’, August, Atlanta, 2019 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
11 x 14 in. (60 x 91 cm)
Painted in 2019
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2019
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