BIDAULD, Jean-Joseph-Xavier (1758 - 1846)
View of the Isle of Sora
I like the grandeur and composition of this painting. This
was one of those whose detail has been lost in the shadows, so I shall try and
'restore' them before considering the tones, but first the composition.
But what about the colours? Brown leaves again. I think I'm beginning (? some would disagree) to loose my sanity. Leaves are green - but I've checked out a few other landscapes and brown seems to be the colour most artist use. Why? I can not see the reason/answer at the moment, but perhaps in time...
Anyway, there is a distinct yellow cast on the waterfall and I want to see the sheep in the lower left corner. So this time I shall 'correct' the image and then work with that.
So what have I done to the tonal structure?