Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Two More Irvine Wash Paintings
TOP: 10 X 8 inch oil painting on linen panel.
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BOTTOM: 6 X 8 inch oil painting on linen panel.
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In my Etsy shop I’ve added a new category called “Affordable Studies.” In this section are small paintings that are very budget-friendly, most of which were used as studies for larger works or painting exercises. Check it out HERE.
These two paintings are the ones I blogged about in my last post. Sometimes I can leave a study unfinished and feel fine about it, but not this time. These two sat on my easel staring at me for a few weeks. When I started working on them again I finally figured out why I couldn’t just put them away and be done. Apparently, they both contained an important lesson about color, one that I would have missed if I hadn’t gone back into them.
I needed to see how dark I could push certain values while still maintaining the effect of foreground, middle ground and background. Also, I had more time to make decisions about warm and cool colors in these, time that I didn’t have when I was on location initially. I wanted to see how far I could go with my warms and cools and I realized that I could use colors that were much more saturated than I originally thought. These were a great lesson! Now I can’t wait to go out and apply what I’ve learned.
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