- April 03, 2015
A view from Kemmiss Hill Road looking west toward Gulf St.Vincent.
Late on a lovely, clear March afternoon looking west toward the sun, the sky, a yellowish colour and the autumn haze slowly descending, added to the illusion of depth. However it is the subtlety of the shades of pink, mauve and violet of the rolling hills highlighted by the golden glow on the tops of each hill that brings this beautiful and yet sometimes stark area to life.
This view from near the top of Kemmiss Hill Road offers nine almost separate images of the landscape, each appearing to gradually diminish, whilst the tracks on each of the hills adds to a real sense of perspective.
One of the most magical characteristics that can be created in representational landscape painting is the illusion of depth – and it can be created by light. In this case the soft light on the edges of each hill, on the tops of the trees and especially through the grass in the foreground adds to the stunning depth of this image.
Medium: Acrylic on Unframed Linen
Size: Landscape – 102cms X 71cms
Completion Date: March 2015