Overwhelming detail versus mood…..

August 30, 2011

The above pencil drawing of a pair of Pintail ducks is approximately eighteen by twenty-four inches and was drawn by Monte during the late 1980’s or early 1990’s.  In early profiles of Monte in local newspapers, he discussed how he strove to create a mood or emotion in his artwork and especially in his oil paintings.  In other conversations he would discuss how he felt some artists used overwhelming detail in their work and he chose not to because out of concern the overwhelming detail would become the focus rather than mood or emotion.

The above drawing is illustrates if he wanted to, he could create art with great detail in his pieces.

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