Follow My Gaze, oil on linen

Follow My Gaze, oil on linen

1,650.00

  • Follow My Gaze, oil on linen - Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape Paintings
  • Follow My Gaze, oil on linen - Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape Paintings

Follow My Gaze, oil on linen

1,650.00

When I worked as a Color Stylist for Walt Disney Feature Film Animation, I learned a lot about lighting in addition to color theory. What you see in this piece is a phenomenon known as rim lighting, the intricate highlights that trace the outline of a form because a strong light source is in front of us. Here, you'll notice it most prominently on the woman's hair and along her left side.

I found the play of light in this composition electrifying, and this title is pretty much my mantra whenever I paint: "Follow me. I want to show you something extraordinary plucked from our ordinary, everyday life."

I caught this view along the Strøget pedestrian corridor in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark during what was their first sunny day in March following many grey days of winter. The clarity of light on this day was so special. I knew immediately that I had to do something with this source material. But as I describe in a recent blog post, it was not immediately clear to me how I wanted to handle this subject. Although it took a while for this idea to come to its full realization, I'm very pleased with the final result. You can learn more about my artistic process on this piece by reading more in my blog entry about Process.

  • About: Original oil painting on Belgian linen (More information)
  • Artwork size: 16" x 30"

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Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape PaintingsFollow My Gaze, oil on linen