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, Mary Jabens‘s “Virgin River.”
There are a lot of nice varied shapes in this painting. They are like puzzle pieces, each holding its own space, each on a plane of its own. It is a very harmonious mixture of the secondary triad hues — violet/orange/green.