Is Dawn a woman's name?
Or it could be the time of day?
Or is it the beginning of an ill fated romance?
Could it be all three?
|2020 Leslie Peterson Sapp Dawn 33x24|
But when I laid down the paper for that sky, I found her silhouette alone was so riveting it seemed wrong to mar it with detail. This piece screamed “less is more”! So I turned the sun around so it looked like it has just below the horizon behind her. Notice the different shadows in each; one is in front of her, the other behind her. I used subtle paint to put just enough to indicate forms without describing them.
Below is a little bitty video about Dawn, filmed during my opening RiverSea Gallery where I discuss the techniques used to create pattern and effects.