Friday, December 2, 2011

The Art of Holly Friesen

'Blood of the River God' by Holly Friesen

This painting beautifully depicts how water reflects colors. The scene is being captured from two different perspectives. This is because water is used as one of the subjects within the piece, its natural qualities allow for a different perspective of the landscape. The sky is within the waters, bringing light to the image. The reflections within the water are not just symmetrical, there is movement within the surface of the water and the image is adapted to express that difference. Holly drifts into abstraction and also manages to retain composition and realism. This is a realistic image yet it contains flare and personality. It is wonderful painting that explores a connection to the landscape.

Holly Friesen's website:
http://theroaringinside.blogspot.com/