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John Musgrove Pieces Together Various San Francisco Landscapes

By: Gil Haddi - Published: May 20, 2013 • References: musgrovepainting and faithistorment
Using an interesting painting technique that gives his San Francisco landscapes the appearance of edited photographs, artist John Musgrove creates dynamic works of art that capture the beauty of ever-changing scenery.

Each painting is a composition of squares portraying the landscape at a different time of the day. The shadows are altered, the points of light drift from point to point and even the color palette changes as the days wear on. As part of his artist statement, Musgrove explains that he is "drawn to compositions in which light, shadow, form and color interact to create both balance and surprise."

This effect of photos that have been stitched together is a way for the artist to truly portray the essence of his various San Francisco Landscapes.