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leverettfinn
09-06-2005, 02:24 PM
Hi all :wave:
I have been cleaning out the studio....found some old (umm 1998?) paintings...and I am trying to re-work them a bit before I toss them :D

If I remember correctly....this was from a watercolor class ...painting out a window...1/2 sheet....(I think 1/2 sheet is kind of an awkward format)....I remember I was intrigued with the funky branch..this was from one session....the class moved onto something else...and I never finished this one....there were some good color things happening....so I didn't throw it away....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2005/27711-found-painting.jpg

decided to glaze over the whole thing with 3 different yellows ...I used hansa yell...and I think a cadmium and flourescent yellow...all watered down fluid acrylics....Hope that's ok here :confused: ...traditional watercolor yellows would have worked too...but I am trying to "set" some of the color a bit with the acrylic overpainting....because I have no idea where I'm going with this...I sucked up some of the puddles of yellow with tissue...here and there....I really like the blue bits peaking out on the trunks of the trees....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2005/27711-found-paintingglazed.jpg

Personally,...I see improvement...softened edges...more unity....though I also notice a funny spot dead center that is either a drip or a drop....hmmmmm....didn't see it when I was working on it....oh well....that adds to the challenge :D

I repeat...I have no idea where I will go with this....just thought it might be fun for some to see some different ways to go...and learn from all the mistakes I'm sure to make :o

Probably be back tomorrow with the next steps...what ever they might be! :wave:

Lauren

CharM
09-06-2005, 05:12 PM
I love the glow that happened when you poured your yellows... can't wait to see where you take this!!

T Christensen
09-06-2005, 06:07 PM
Love this ..such a coool fall feel , and the colors are working great ....TerryC

Rod
09-06-2005, 06:13 PM
definitely produced a lovely warm glow , a few selected darks perhaps would add to the effect,

Rod.

leverettfinn
09-07-2005, 01:22 PM
:wave: Hi Char....thanks....it takes vision :o ...to see possibilities in a painting at this stage....

Hi TerryC....thanks ..appreciate you taking the time to look :)

Rod...thanks...yes...darks will be added i think at some point...I am trying to focus my "why" for this one...It started to be about that unique branch....but now I'm thinking I want to enhance that golden fall light that I adore....

Here is where I am this minute....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2005/27711-day2.jpg

though you can't see it here :( I added turquoise to the forward tree trunks and added a branch to the front and center one....I also varied the top of the tree-line in the distance...I am happy so far....there are some interesting color vibrations going on IRL....will try to get some close ups for my next post....

...as an added note....

...where do you get ideas? I'm sure you've heard this question a million times as I have....The idea to add the turquoise came to me because the board that was propping the paper had some beautiful turquoise over painting on it from another work...(dry acrylic)...The color next to the painting just worked so well in my mind....I try to ALWAYS be open to those types of "serendipitous sparks" for ideas.....How about you? :D

oh....waiting for a serendipitous spark for the big drip drop front and center...know I can incorporate it as leaf or branch...but still waiting for something better to occur to me :p :D

Thanks for peeking in....this is kinda fun....never done one of these wip's before :)

Lauren

edit...decided to scan the details....much better color....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2005/27711-detail2.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2005/27711-detail.jpg

leverettfinn
09-08-2005, 09:12 AM
Going so slowly it hurts :p ...using wc! as my procrastination device today :rolleyes: This is so strange...because when I post the photos...it doesn't look promising...but for some reason...IRL it looks like it has so much potential! :confused: ...I will persevere!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2005/27711-day3.jpg

Decided to just deal with the front and center drip, drop....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2005/27711-detail3.jpg

leverettfinn
09-08-2005, 01:34 PM
plod plod plod.... :)

the detail shot is a scan and much more acurate color...
...my thinker is sore

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2005/27711-day3b.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2005/27711-detail4.jpg

Looks like i will try to tie in vibrant distant tree color in leaves at the top edge....also might be getting out trusty casein to break up some of the trunk shapes with forward leaves...(if i decide to do this...i'll be using casein in other places too...to make it look like it might have been planned that way all along :evil: ).hmmmmm.....have scrubbed out very bottom...was too strong and not reading distance...not sure how I'll resolve that area.... :confused: Feel free to add suggestions :D

Lauren

JustjoGA
09-08-2005, 01:49 PM
Lauren, I have no idea what to suggest... but I wanted
to tell you I LOVE the colors you've got going here. It
isn't something I would try but you apparently have a
destination in mind for this ... Watching with interest.

Jo in Georgia

leverettfinn
09-09-2005, 05:54 PM
Hi Jo :wave: thanks for checking in :D Destination in mind??? :eek: not until today :D

I added a forward branch....and at this point...gotta confess...using acrylic...watered down.... :evil:

The color in the first photo is so terrible! I don't get it....taken outside in the shade....gotta check the camera settings...

added the scan detail and the color is pretty good on that one....I think at this point, I'm going to paint in a "hole-y" leaf canopy across the top...some darker value...some soft...I'll have to adjust the values in the trunks and branches...and tone down in some spots....I don't want to do that at this point...easy to tone down...a bit harder to go from dull to vibrant... :p

I guess I'm trying to say in this painting...."Fall is a magic season..the color of the light is so different...more vibrant, more golden at least to my eye"...

probably see ya tomorrow :wave:

Lauren


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2005/27711-day4web.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2005/27711-detail5.jpg