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Old 09-08-2018, 06:46 PM
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I recently joined Karen Margulisís Patreon group. I can tell it will be the best $4.00 a month I have ever spent! I am playing catch up, and a recent topic was underpainting techniques (I had no idea how many there are!!!!). So I tried a value marker underpainting with TomBow value markers. Itís 4X6 on UArt 800. I think I need 400 or 500, and working larger, but it came out ok. I will look at it in the morning with fresh eyes. I skipped the trees thinking it would make things simpler but now the rock and dirt look too stark and nekkid, at least to me. The greenish color in the middle is a real thing, there is uranium in the soil in this part of Utah. Any and all comments and critiques welcome
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This is great. Karen Margulis rocks. You will learn a lot from her. Value studies are always a good start.
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Wonderful! I watched a few of Karen's videos recently and I think she's a very good teacher and artist.
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Perfect without the trees. You can see there is lots of bare dirt around.
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The entire painting reads really well. I especially like the foreground which is supported beautifully uranium green land beyond it. Is that rain in the sky?

P.S. Tree removal is a time honored practice. Just the act of not including them can set us free to express what we need to say. Your painting speaks of strong light and shadow, of austere, even stark, beauty in contrasts. Paint on!
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Nice and another interesting underpainting technique I did not know.
The kind of underpainting really matters and can add a lot.
Thanks for showing and have fun with your new pastel group.

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Thanks so much for showing the planning steps you use. The painting is really nice!
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:10 PM
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Very nice! I love the simple forms and stark atmosphere. I think I watched all of Karen's video's. Very helpful! She explains so well what she is doing, and why.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:01 AM
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Re: On the Swell

I have visitors this week so no painting. Karen isnít doing as many videos for her blog anymore, she is doing them for her Patreon group. She delivers a ton of info on a regular basis, for $4.00 a month! Itís enough to keep me busy and give me lots to think about. Once visitor season is over I hope to fully immerse myself in being a student Thanks everyone, I wasnít too sure about this painting since its probably the first time I have edited what nature provided (trees and bushes).
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:21 PM
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Wonderful light and color relation. Well done!
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