The Art of Charles Sovek


Simplifying Your Painting
The Artist's Magazine - March, 1987 (Cover story)

Enlargement of Illustration

A New View – How many hundreds of paintings have you seen that depict boats, water and buildings? Yet this work, The Gut–South Bristol, Maine (30x30) below, shows a dramatic bird’s-eye view that adds freshness to a tired subject. In addition, the painting’s three-value design provides a strong impression. Boats and distant building are reduced to dots and dashes of color, and the thinly painted blue water complements the thickly painted, warm-hued architecture.

"The Gut–South Bristol, Maine"