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03-10-2001, 06:11 PM
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This is about a two-hour study at the school playground near my house. It's cadmium red light, ultramarine blue and titanium white on an 8"x10" lead primed linen canvas on birch board. I finished painting the trees and was walking home when I realized the different values of all the tree trunks. Things I paint never cease to startle me. Anyway, I'd appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thanks for looking!


03-11-2001, 08:52 AM
Very COOL! Would this be considered monochromatic? I would really like to try something with this sort of technique. Good job.


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03-11-2001, 05:45 PM
Very moody painting Robert, I like it, well done.

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Phyllis Rennie
03-11-2001, 09:01 PM
Nice --- very nice.

Suggestion: you're doing really well with the contrast of values so how about adding some contrast in temperature to these pieces???? Stick with the 3 colors but warm some sections by using more cadmium and cool areas with more blue. You might even have some areas that have no blue--just cad and white--but it would still hold together because you would be using only the three colors. Worth a try?????? Phyl

03-12-2001, 04:02 PM
Thanks David, Hugh. Yes, David, this is monochrome. It makes it easier to deal with if you work on location. The majority of the lmited painting experience I have is in still life. I just started painting outdoors this year. It's very different.

Phyllis... OK, I'll try.