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05-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Richeson Gatorboard (sandstone)


05-14-2013, 09:12 PM
Very nice. Really like the colors. I thought I had almost every color but not sure I could come up with the beautiful colors in your buildings. Did you buy a special "southwest" color set? Time to review my box of pastels. :wave: Pam

05-14-2013, 09:29 PM
The building colors are Great American pastels.
Thanks Pam

pastel lover
05-14-2013, 09:49 PM
I like it a lot. Especially your greens. Are they GA also? Also love your looseness, very nice.


05-14-2013, 09:59 PM
Thanks Tanja, The greens are Unison, with Terry Ludwig eggplant underneath.

pastel lover
05-14-2013, 10:39 PM
Thanks, Tressa. I will have to try some Unison. I bought a set of MV greens & still never can achieve the freshness that you have. Might be just the way I am combining them. Thanks for letting me know.


05-15-2013, 07:50 AM
Thank you for information. I will also have to consider getting that T.L. Eggplant. I think a few people in one of the forums recommended it over black. Pam:wave:

05-15-2013, 08:00 AM
I love it Pam! It does great work for darks and underpainting of shadows.
I have added more details and still working on this after the initial one hour WDE...this is the latest. Here I have been using various lavenders and pale yellows from Terry Ludwig


05-15-2013, 11:55 PM
interesting composition , and colourful .

what is the size of this piece ?


05-16-2013, 01:38 AM
Looks good, I like colours and the greenery looks great.

05-16-2013, 03:20 AM
just one small point. Looks to me like you are using the lavendar for shadows under the eaves and for the side of the building.

While the colour contrast is lively and interesting, in fact, shadows on yellow walls are not lavendar or purple in any way, and it is dangerous to use lavendars and purples as "shadow colour". Shadows are transparent, and the colour of the wall would show through the shadow. So shadows on yellows and oranges are, quite simply, darker versions of yellow or orange.

The pale yellow works well as sunlight on the walls.

05-16-2013, 06:26 AM
Hi Jackie. Long time!
lol.whilst quite true in realism, I like to use purples as shadow with oranges and yellows as complimentary, and it does work. I am not striving for realism at all, and find the purples and lavenders achieve my purpose. Factual was not the intent. :)
Leesa Padget has a lovely example of this here. Her purple shadows make this yellow/orange house.

I also found painting the buildings of Provence lend themselves well to the over indulgence of color, and I am , at heart, an exaggeratist. :angel:

Donna T
05-16-2013, 11:38 AM
It's nice to see your work again, Tressa! This one makes me want to travel. Very nice!

05-18-2013, 06:47 AM
Hi Donna! Nice to see you again also! Thanks!

05-18-2013, 08:07 AM
I have no problem with exaggeration of colour, so long as it works!


05-18-2013, 04:26 PM
Luckily, it does...for me. :evil: