View Full Version : Sunrise on stand revisited

12-03-2009, 07:38 PM
Years ago I painted a stand of Poplars that were behind the family cottage.
I have always liked the painting and have refused to sell it.
Yesterday I revisited this painting in a Non traditional manner.
I think both of these paintings can stand on their own merit.
The first (traditional) is 10" X 12"
C & C welcome
Please note, I have changes the second picture to one that shows the colours in the painting truer to form. (KS)
the second (Goldens light molding paste based with Pallette knived paint on top) 12" X 14"

12-03-2009, 08:06 PM
The first is really lovely and the second I love the light play in the left(computer left) of the canvas on the bark of those trees, the texture is terrific in the whole piece. Both different and both well done!


12-03-2009, 08:43 PM
Thank-you Elaine.
I actually painted in the base colours (green & Light burnt umber on the canvas before I applied the molding paste.)
Once the background was done I applied the molding paste (mixed with Goldens soft gel (gloss) to a just thicker than heavy cream.
I then etched in the trunks/branches and let it dry before adding paint with the Pallet knife. The end result was rather surprising, as the trunks looking full are actually hollows in the layer of paste/gel!
Go figure! :)

12-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Awesome work Kathleen, glad you didn't sell it and it inspired you to create a wonderful new piece.

12-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Fabulous work Kathleen!
I agree with Elaine, love the lighting on the viewers left!!

12-03-2009, 10:39 PM
Oh my! These really do stand on their own...and very nicely I might add. That first one draws me right in.

12-04-2009, 01:22 AM
Thanks everyone, I think I have finally figured out how to use a knife without over-working the paint.
I am quite pleased with myself!:wave:

Has anyone read Robert Genn today?
Do great minds think alike or what? tehehe:wink2:


12-04-2009, 05:46 AM
Wonderful colours.

12-04-2009, 08:10 AM
I always think of Joyce Kilmer when I see trees. I like the richness of the greens in the first one, looks a nice cool place to be and texture in second is well done. :clap: :thumbsup:

12-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Nice work Kathleen. I also love that lighted area.

12-05-2009, 01:22 PM
Again, thank-you all.
This is new for me, and I am fascinated by how one can achieve the impasto look with gel & acrylic paint.
If it is layered on thick enough one can actually draw into it to create ridges/groves etc.
Then overpainting with a soft brush to create high-lights.
Check out my new post! :)

12-05-2009, 01:36 PM
I think they are both lovely...love the textured work on the 2nd piece :-)

Lady Carol
12-05-2009, 01:59 PM
The texture in #2 is terrific. I like it. It really gives the dimension of depth. The first is lovely and you can see that the second is an evolution from that.

Well done.

12-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Both are very good! Well done, Kathleen!


12-05-2009, 10:42 PM
The first one "calls" to something in me, I can readily see why you refused to sell it. I think one could build a story around either painting, not because of technique so much as that they have something to say to the viewer. Nice work, Kathleen.

Margaret 59
12-06-2009, 02:07 AM
I think it's hard to do a "green" painting well, but you've succeeded and I'm a sucker for texture as in the second one.:clap: :wave: :wave: