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Old 03-06-2018, 04:25 PM
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A winter of discontent

I am still working with acrylics on panels.

The first is an internet advertisement that I modified for my use.

The second is a favorite walk of mine. I tried the Cad-free Yellow light again. I lost control again. It sort of glows in the dark. I may redo this one with a different yellow.

The last is a work-up for a painting. I wanted to juggle a couple elements from an extensive reference photo of mine. I decided to get the drawing down on the panel first. I prefer drawing with a brush as here. These black and white works are so much fun that I get attached to them.

C&C welcome. Gary

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Old 03-06-2018, 04:42 PM
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Re: A winter of discontent

All 3 are beautiful - I am partial to that black and white one though
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:36 PM
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Re: A winter of discontent

All of these are fantastic. I love the foothills painting. Everything about it turned out great. It would be awesome to see it in a larger format.

The black and white has so much depth to it and the shadows cast on the house are very well done.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:55 AM
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Re: A winter of discontent

Lovely paintings!.they lift my spirits.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:44 AM
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These are wonderful Gary. Do you ever glaze over the black and whites with color? If so, do you use acrylic or oil?
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Re: A winter of discontent

All three are beautiful. Love the complimentary colors in the foothills one. The black and white looks so great as is. Can't wait to see what you do with it in color.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:09 AM
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Re: A winter of discontent

The relationships and intensities of greens can be a challenge in landscape. The best way to overcome it is to paint with them a lot, as you are doing- I like your development in the black and white workup!
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:06 AM
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Re: A winter of discontent

Thanks CaliAnn. I am becoming fond of sketching in acrylics as with the last one.

Thanks Wes. The Foothills painting was in the spring. Sometimes this particular walk takes my breath away.

Thanks Dave.

Thanks Bob. Glazing is a wonderful tool in the hands of some folks here. I can not get the hang of it. Perhaps, I am not patient enough. I will likely paint opaquely with acrylics or caseins over the last.

Thanks Lucy. I am glad you appreciated the complementary colors in the Foothills. I was looking for a way to liven the gray pathway.

Thanks Ken. Green is the cruelest color of them all.

Thanks again to everyone. Gary
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Lovely brushwork and variation of colour. Very nice.
Have you tried a touch of Dioxane Purple in the yellow to grey it without losing the brightness?
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I quite like the B&W piece. In fact this one is one of my top favorites from your paintings that I have seen on WC.

Have you ever done any color glazing over your black and white pieces? Maybe paint two of the same scene at a time so you don't have to give up the B&W version to try the glazing on it.
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If you use transparent glazes but only use a tiny amount of glazing medium you should be fine. You will get beading if you use too much glazing medium. Burnt sienna is transparent if you add a touch of ultramarine blue you can get some darks going on in the painting. You could still keep the monochromatic effect with glazing but you could add cool and warm glazes. If you have a scrap of paper you can practise the glazes Gary. I would always keep the sky opaque with colour as transparent glazes are not so ideal for sky areas as I found out!! You monochromatic painting is really lovely!
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:25 AM
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Re: A winter of discontent

Thanks Arnie. I do not have a purple but Ultramarine Blue + Quinacridone Red that I used in the Foothills painting mixes a powerful one. I used this combination to mix my greens but I was still surprised at the result when I finish. This is the third similar result with this hue. I think it best just to return to using Cadmium yellow or Hansa Yellow Opaque.

Thanks Contumacious. As I mentioned above, I usually use opaque colors to finish a painting rather than glaze. My plan was to use caseins to finish this one as I did below. Caseins are very opaque. If it blows up I can always revisit the subject later. I am a bit uncertain about the building to the far right.

Thanks Caroline. I will continue to attempt glazing. With the B/W farm painting I was considering an approach that I used below.

Thanks again to everyone. Gary

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Old 03-08-2018, 02:37 AM
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Your paintings are always so good.
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Lovely work.
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Re: A winter of discontent

Thanks Rob. You do not get to see the many that I gesso over

Thanks Linda. Gary
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