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Old 02-13-2020, 09:38 PM
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Sheep At Sundown Sketch

I love the photo gallery. I could spend a lifetime in there

Playing with colors. Trying to stay loose.

Painted from the lovely photo reference by Deirdre.



Would like to go larger with this at some point.

CC always welcome.
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Very stylish! I love your color palette.
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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

Nicely compressed perspective.

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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

I like the trees, particularly.

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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

Awesome completely awesome!
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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

Your delicate brush strokes are lovely.
How big is it?
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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

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Your delicate brush strokes are lovely.
How big is it?
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Hi Tanja, thank you!

It's 5" x 7"

I take Arches 7 x 10 watercolor blocks and I cut them in half. I use these smaller sheets to make my studies, sometimes the painting works well enough to be considered finished even at this size.

I plan on revisiting this scene very soon to paint a final.
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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

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Would like to go larger with this at some point.


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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

I tried this again. Same size but with some D. Smith colors this time. I heard they have nice granulating tendencies, and it appears they definitely do. I think the dark tree mass is distracting, and I'm not sure I nailed the values. Maybe I should go darker in the foreground to match the value of the tree mass? Maybe the composition just doesnt work in it's current arrangement.

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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

and now I can really see those sheep-- aided by the darker shadows underneath the ones in front!
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Both are fantastic, I like the first one a little bit better, because I have to fill in more blanks .... I like the bluish tree mass on the right side....
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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

Lovely sketch! Yes, I think the second one would benefit from a darker graded foreground. Love your brushwork!

I have some similar scenes with sheep from a long stay in Somerset, you inspire me to try
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Re: Sheep At Sundown Sketch

The dark tree here doesn't bother me at all. It may even pull the eye back into the painting (the lower diagonals lead my eye out the left side, but the contrast of the dark tree pulls me back in and across the sheep).

Love the colors too!
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