Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bruegel Revisited

Parkway Series #123   12 x 16   oil   Sold

From this Parkway overlook, downtown Roanoke can be seen to the left.  I was taking the photo almost directly into the setting sun and the shadows seemed to revolve from the direction of the sun like the spokes of a wheel.  The red behind the trees gives warmth to a cold sunset.  Something about this painting reminds me of a Bruegel landscape.  He was a (14th c.) Flemish painter who painted snowy Alpine landscapes.

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