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Pine Cones

Pine Cones
Photo Description:
Exploring enlargement and colour in natural forms. For this piece I decided to paint an enlargement of a pinecone, this links with the theme of nature and landscapes for my a level art course. I see the pinecone as a sort of natural maze and within this piece I intended to create a sense of the unknown by painting an abstract subject that may be unrecognizable as a pinecone at first glance. I used black to add tone and depth but it also symbolize the complexity of nature and the fact that we do not see the half of it, the black symbolises our blindness towards all the little things within nature that we rarely pay attention to. To contrast with this I used bold bright colours and lines to show just how powerful nature can be and also to create energy and life. I was able to create this effect using oil paints as it is easy to layer up and to scrape on thick lines using a pallet knife with the oil paint. i used big long brush strokes to create movement in my piece, this technique was inspired by the textures within the work of Van Gogh, I love how his paintings look and feel alive as if he has captured a moving moment rather than a still image. I like how it is abstract and bold but I feel that I could have added more bold lines in some areas to make the painting stand out more.
 
Author
Holly Humphreys , 17 yrs
 
School
LLANFYLLIN HIGH SCHOOL