Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Looking North, Ocean City

A hotel glowing in the sun like an enchanted castle (rather than a Holiday Inn) at the end of a golden November day.


Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

I like all your painting, but this one appeals to me because of its strong use of complimentary colors, and the way it combines a recognizable landscape with an image that is really rather abstract.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for writing, Sherry. The abstraction appealed to me, too. Also that the distant hotel looked almost other-worldly, the way it glowed in the afternoon light (didn't quite capture that, I'll have to try again with a larger composition.) I added that long cast shadow at the very end of the session--helped to structure the composition more, set up a foreground, and bring in a strong complement, as you were noticing.