Background of Justice

It’s one hundred percent humidity here in Thousand Oaks (it’s raining), so my paint won’t dry, but being unable to continue with the Sun meant that I had no good excuse for not getting back to Justice, who needs a background of some sort. So I figured out the golden ratio (1 : 1.62) of the vertical dimension and added a horizon line, then put down a thin coat of blue, wiping almost all of it off again to leave a patchy blue and white that will make the base for the sky. 

The next layer was a grayish white that gave the clouds some body, using a rag to blend them into the previous layer. I need to consider the foreground more, although I’m pretty sure that there will be tall trees breaking the horizon, suggesting the relationship of heaven to earth.



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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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