Sunday, January 2, 2011

Winter Landscape Example

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Here is an example of a typical Grandma Moses landscape painting.  There are many people shown participating in various activities in a winter setting.  The architecture is just like what we would see here in rural Rhode Island because she lived in a small town in New York state. 
   Notice the bright, cheery colors that many of the people are wearing and how this creates contrast with the snow.  There are also a variety of different trees in different sizes. The viewer's eye travels through the paintings because of the use of diagonal lines shown as paths tracked in the snow.
Look closely:  Can you spot her signature?

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