Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Brian Seed, of the Ottawa Art Association

Brian Seed is a well respect watercolourist. He is a member of the Ottawa Art Association, and he enjoys participating in their annual art shows.

One look at the Association's list of standings for 2009 (click here and click events)reveals that Brian is not just well respected, but he's also very good at his craft. In the 2009 Spring contest, Brian snagged a 2nd place, and in the 2009 Fall contest, he took first place.

Brian is noted for his ability to simplify his subjects by eliminating superfluous details. In the above picture, he combines this with his restricted palette of earth hues, to create an effective early spring atmosphere. And, this presents a strong contrast to the colour of the home made quilt which blows on the clothesline behind the farmhouse

I like the way Brian leads the eye along the route of a white snowy swale in the field up to the house,the clothesline and the barn. Each of these become linked like a line drawn aross mid page. "That's it folks, don't go any further..this is where the picture begins and ends. This is what it all about - my rural lifeline."

Nice touch Brian!


1 comment:

  1. Hooray for Brian! Love his work, and fantastic that he won first prize this fall!


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