So many fibers have been worked thru to back - Its almost like a secondary whisper of a scene.
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A few years ago I bought a snall watercolor painting from the artist. She signed it "lin"i cant find her card any more so i cant give her the prper credit she deserves. Seems to me it was Folsom or Fair Oaks where I found her teaching and showing her work in a shared shop on the main street of the old tiwn. Across from the town park. Odd little town. Chickens waNdering the streets. Beautiful ones. . Anyhow I took the picture down from my wall and thought Id try to capture the colors she used. Its darker than most of my landscapes. But thats why I like it so much. Heres my attempts. I started small and decided to do a larger one as well. They are not finished. But its breakfast and time to share. Ill try to find a link for her when I post finished paintings.
Years ago i had a flyer from somewhere with brilliant illustrations by Linda McNeil. She really captured the purity of light in the high Sierras. This breakfast sketch is based on her illustrations. I cut a few out and have been hoarding them - im so glad I did. I can learn a lot from her.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
This colorful canvas has been sitting on the shelf for quite awhile. I painted over it with titan buff tinted with manganese blue hue both Golden acrylics. I tried scraping it off in pkaces but found that did not work. Paper towels scrubbed it back though so parts of the under painting showed through. .
Batik quilting fabrics can be so inspiring. The colors and designs are organic and intriguing. Thats what inspired this piece. Scraps.
At first thi s was mountains and a wide river or lake all across the bittom. An artistic friend suggested it needed some verticals in foreground. So i put in the trees but found they needed grounding. That led to the foreground bank and boulders.
Next i added the left foreground piece of land and boulders for balance. Then more boulders. I had p2ainted in a lot of moutain reflections on the still water. It didnt work that way. So I narrowed the river and painted it in since I had no scraps t6hat would work there.
I can see a few changes and tweaks to make but at last I am liking it better now.