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Monday, 23 December 2013

Strong Color Work - Beached Sail Boats


 
 
This is my painting, Beached Sail Boats.  I had fun painting this colorful work. It reminded me of fauvist paintings.  Fauvism was the style of a few early twentieth century French artists. These artists stressed painterly techniques and strong color; not the representational style of the impressionists.  Fauvism lasted between 1900 and 1910. Henri Matisse and Andre Derain were major artists of this movement. My above painting is representational and not in the fauvist style. I liked the strong painterly color work in my painting.

My main colors were complementary hues (orange and blue, red and green).  My focal point is the 2 boats on the beach; I used complementary colors painting the 2 boats – red and green for greater contrast. There are a number of triangular shapes in my painting. Sails are not routinely raised when boats are on the shore but I wanted to make the shapes more attractive. I also used the masts along with the 3 boats to create right angles.  These right angles result in repetition, harmony and strength.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint primarily over the shadow and cast shadow shapes.

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Color in Winter Paintings, Snow in Landscape



I have not posted for awhile but I hope everyone has enjoyed my new prints and monitored all the holiday sales via my Facebook wall and Twitter account. This is my painting, Snow in Landscape.  I was inspired by the winter snow paintings of French impressionist, Alfred Sisley. I wanted to use color to paint a fun winter scene. My critique group and friends tell me I achieved this objective.  I used this painting as my holiday card; I personalized text and borders.  My main colors were double split complementary hues from the Munsell color wheel (orange and blue, red purple and green). I like painting the changing hues, temperatures and values in the light and shadow shapes.  My focal point is the figure in the red hat.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint.

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