by Jeanne Mackenzie

In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, R. Gregory Summers’ “God of Light.”

“God of Light,” by R. Gregory Summers, oil, 12 x 24 in.
“God of Light,” by R. Gregory Summers, oil, 12 x 24 in.

A beautifully placed barn with sight lines that emphasize the focal point. This low-key painting sets a wonderful sunset/sunrise mood. The warms and cools of the complementary colors add punch to the muted value and color changes. The transition of the sky also helps to lead you into the painting.

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