Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Art Review - "The Poppy Field" by Willard Leroy Metcalf

Today's #museumtourtuesday involves a piece that's currently in my head as inspiration while I'm in the midst of the Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival.

This piece by Willard Metcalf has such a beautiful sense of mood. What I find most interesting is the way the intensity of the red poppies overpowers the strength of the bright white sky, shifting the focus downwards into the more shadowed areas of the painting, and away from the value contrasts at the top. - Patrick Saunders
"The Poppy Field" • Willard Leroy Metcalf • Oil • 32.7cm x 24 cm

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