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16x20 on hardboard cradled panel. I wanted an almost triptych comp.
Cheers and Happy painting my friends.
a little tweaking to come.
06-29-2015, 11:20 PM
Hey, Derek, I can't imagine what more there might be to tweak on this. It's just gorgeous!
I actually spent a while studying the piece in some detail and I'm amazed to find that despite all that fine detail, you've also got some lost edges in there (in the shadows). And the beautiful transparent color in your shadows almost looks like you used a watercolor wash to do it. Did you employ glazing to accomplish that?
Also, I think I've discovered what it is that makes your painting work on a compositional level - well, one of the things, anyway. It's that area in the tree - to the left of the trunk and pretty much in the middle - that forms a diamond of branches. It pulls the eye up and out to the right but then pulls it around and down to the left, right back into the building again - toward the (central) air. So despite the static quality of the building, there's a very dynamic effect going on as well. Was that diamond of branches an actual feature of the tree, or did you plan the effect deliberately and add the branches there?
Anyway, a beautiful painting - another award winner, I'm guessing!
06-30-2015, 11:44 AM
It's lovely. Lots of interesting detail to discover and enjoy.
Hi Mary: thanks very much.
Hey Annie: I used glazing quite a bit with liquin.
The diamond branch shape was due to good old nature as it was.
Thanks very much.
07-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Derek, Lovin everything about this except the chimney. I'm wishing for some patchwork, new brick added to old, or shadow across it or something. Everything else is luscious. White brick would have been delicious too.
07-07-2015, 01:10 PM
Smashing work Derek
Thanks Derek.:thumbsup: :)
Hey Jon: Thanks for stopping by.
07-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Amazing Derek. You need to include this one in your acrylics art technique book that you should be writing :) Masterful!
Chris, thanks very much. I'll give you a discount on the book. :)
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