Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mountain Road

I often paint figures into a landscape, to give perspective and life to the painting. There are so many wonderful views here where I live, that I am spoilt for choice at times. Anyway, this road along one of the lower slopes of the Blackstairs mountains was the inspiration for the painting, but I needed to add a figure, to bring the viewer into the work?  So, I added the man on the bicycle, a local character, who was always out on his bike, no matter the weather. I liked the contrast of of his orange /burnt sienna jacket against the blue sky, and the unpredictable clouds. Oil on board 14x11 ins