A Favorite Spot
by Jack Hampton
(Goodyear, Arizona, USA)
24" x 30" acrylic painted on canvas using glazing tecniques in order to achieve a luminous sunlit area coming through the trees.
The picture was painted from memory of a place that I used to visit in the woods of North Eastern Ohio. I was always a peaceful place that I shared with a few friends. After nearly 60 years I thought it would be nice to paint it.
My objective was to create a peaceful scene with the sun light streaming through the trees and illuminating the two people by the rushing of the water - always a sound that is soothing.
The log, the streaming sun light, the flowing creek all point to the focal point of the two people (which were purposefully kept small to indicate the granduer of the forest). However, I may need to create some kind of eye-stopper to keep you eye from running off the picture at the bottom.
Constructive critism always appreciated.