“Half a Pond”, after Choate, 12×9 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 12feb08, using choate7 palette.
This painting is the first half of a Diptych of the same name “Half a Pond”. They are the same pond in two different lighting settings; and two different years. The second half follows.
“Half a Pond (Post Study)”, 12×9 oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 12feb08, using choate7 palette with Prussian Blue as cool blue.
This second painting is my diversional [more interpretive] painting. Both paintings differ from my norm because I used Prussian Blue as my cool blue color, instead of French Ultramarine Blue. Prussian Blue sure provides a different type of transparency to the painting. The “post study” portrays a different growth of the trees, perhaps after 2 years. Plus the water surface tension is much higher, thus less reflection shown in the water. This diptych protrays the concepts of both “Growth creates Turmoil” and “interpretive things help the blind”.