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Old 03-27-2018, 02:05 PM
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Reds

When I passed this farm near my home I thought, wow, what a cool composition, but do I want to deal with all the reds? Well, always ready for a challenge, I plunged in.
gesso board and acrylic wash underpainting (thin like watercolor). Two coats matte polymer medium Then oils. 14x16
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:20 PM
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I think the chroma level in your reds is right on. I would have been tempted to flame out with them. Very well done.
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Oh man this is SO GOOD look at all those luscious reds...bright reds, earth reds, dull reds, dark reds, light reds, and nothing is PINK.
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The variations in the reds are luscious Derek! Once again a winner here!
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very attractive complements, textures, and very well painted!
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Yes, your reds are exceptional. And, I especially like the way you handled the shadows, both cast, and on the shaded sides of objects.
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Excellent as usual Derek. I'm curious about why the coats of polymer medium.
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Contu: thanks, yes, I know what you mean by "flaming" I had to do a lot of toning down.
Jess: thanks buddy, no pinks but there were horses around.
Thanks so much Carol and Sid.
Hi Bill: thanks. The shadows were such an interesting part of the comp.
Hey there John: I've always done an isolation coat between acrylic and oils. The matte medium also makes a nice tooth. Thanks.
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A superb job as usual, Derek!
What nobody has mentioned yet (although all the praise has been spot-on IMHO) is the precision involving the angles of all the wood, curvature of the silo, etc. Not for a second did I think of any possible perspective issue with any object.

I'm constantly correcting issues like these, and paintings like this make the process look effortless (when it sure ain't, for me at least).
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Alan: thanks buddy: I'll try to include a progression in my next post. I get lazy with the WIPs. I do a lot of pencil work and sometimes micron pen work to start.
I taught two classes in perspective and drafting a few years back. A big help.
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Great work Derek. The depth on this one is mesmerizing.

You might want to sign them with a big bright signature so people know that it's a painting and you get the credit you deserve.
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Derek. i would like to see a video of you paintng.
im trying, but i can to understand how evertyhing in ur painting pop up with perfect accuracy.
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Outstanding, Derek! Good the way you incorporated the red into the silo and foundation bricks.
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Thanks so much Ellis and Loretta.
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What can I say?.only excellent as always Derek.
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