Scripps Pier


Scripps Pier 006

This painting is of the Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California. It has several art techniques — First, there are complimentary colors — the orange sand against the blue shadow which gives the painting a zing. There is a big contrast  between the shadow and light. Next is linear perspective. There is a vanishing point in the window at the end of the pier. All of the lines come from that. The pillars go further to the right the closer they get. There is atmospheric perspective. The closer pillars are larger on the page. The people in the foreground are larger than the ones out in the waves. The atmospheric and linear perspective give depth to the painting. There is vertical and horizontal rhythm — vertical in the pillars and horizontal to the waves.

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October 26, 2013

Nicole @ 2:47 pm #

I love the reflections in the water!

Jennifer @ 11:00 pm #

This turned out beautifully! I love the water.

October 28, 2013

Susie @ 10:55 am #

How beautiful! I love the colors. What a wonderful place to paint! After seeing this, I’m putting Scripps Pier on my must-see list.

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