This is the finished product of my previous post “Frustration.” You’ll notice a strong sense of atmospheric perspective – the cornstalks are painted much larger than the barn, and they are painted much sharper while the barn is vague, giving an illusion of depth. The cornstalks on the left go off the canvas, giving a vertical anchor to the picture, while the horizon line gives a horizontal anchor. There is a strong contrast created by the organic shapes of the cornstalks, but the barn is rigid.
I need to mention that the cornstalk shapes were painted in a flowing motion. I didn’t work them hard, instead I squinted my eyes and just let emotion take over.
The painting looks much simpler than it actually was. It was worth the frustration and hard work required to complete it.