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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Painting "Rainy Day Street", Value, Temperature & Compositional Structure



This is my new painting, Rainy Day Street (acrylic on canvas). I described the mood of a rainy day in the city. While I painted this in an impressionistic style, there are few impressionist paintings of a rainy atmosphere. It was difficult for the impressionists to paint outside in the rain; the impressionists liked to paint light and color. My painting has a dominant middle value; the dominant color temperature is cool. The compositional structure is verticals and diagonals. I painted the sky with vertical brush strokes (not horizontal or oblique). I wanted to emphasize the vertical movement of rain.

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