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Old 07-10-2019, 07:13 PM
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Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

Well I swore that it was too difficult to do a Jerry Yarnell painting. However, trying thumbnail paintings with his technique. So the attached is supposed to be flowing water which I have never attempted before.....so be gentle in your critique please.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:17 PM
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By the way this is only 3 1/2 inches by 3 inches. I think it is over magnified as this is the way the photo turned out.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:09 AM
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Re: Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

I can appreciate the over magnification of the miniature, I've experienced that in the miniature forum often.
For me the grass works fairly well. My favorite part of the water is towards the top, just below what looks like a small fall where you have used less white and allowed more of the very interesting purple color to show through more.
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Looks like water.
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Re: Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

Finally I just had the opportunity to watch a Jerry Yarnell video. Just a 5 minute one and I was impressed by several things.



One is he is very adept at using a fairly large brush to gently sweep across the canvas. Everything he needs is right there for him because he's experienced, he's done this a million times and he's not even thinking. His arm has muscle memory creating his large sweeping motions.


And, he's on a big canvas. Not huge but certainly larger than your thumbnail and most of the "big" sizes I work with. But, aside from those things I mentioned, I see no reason why you can never approach his mastery. No one starts at the finish line! Set yourself up for success which would mean not saying that you cannot do this.



You can do whatever you set your sights for but it's important to allow yourself the time and the practice it takes to get there.



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Re: Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

Onestroke:
Your water looks fine and has a lot of movement! It looks great, and yes I think the purple color really works well. We often see purple in nature, sometimes very subtle-ly, but it's there.

The grasses look good too, soft and sweeping in the air (breeze). They also have a lot of movement, as does the water, and nothing in this portrayal of nature is static. Very lively and fresh-looking.

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Re: Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

This is great...very nice use of colour and this certainly depicts movement of water....I like it and I am immediately pulled to the back of the painting and follow the flow back down. Super piece OSA.
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Re: Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

Nice lively movement in the water.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:22 PM
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Looks like water.

I love your reply, you're so funny. Hey at least it looks like water, it's a start right...
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:29 PM
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I can appreciate the over magnification of the miniature, I've experienced that in the miniature forum often.
For me the grass works fairly well. My favorite part of the water is towards the top, just below what looks like a small fall where you have used less white and allowed more of the very interesting purple color to show through more.

Thank you for your comments ...will just keep practising thumbnails as this is what Jerry Yarnell suggests in his book Landscape Painting Secrets.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:36 PM
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Hi Sheila, thank you for your comments! I'm doing thumbnails as suggested in Jerry Yarnell's Landscape Painting Secrets. Once I feel more confident, I will attempt a larger painting.
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Re: Jerry Yarnell painting attempt

Thanks Cathy for your comments! I'm just going to practise and practise some more with these little thumbnail sketches before attempting a full painting.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:42 PM
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Thank you John for your comments! I will be doing more of these thumbnail sketches before attempting a full painting.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:47 PM
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Thank you Colin for your comments! I will be doing more and more thumbnails before attempting a full painting. I'm quite enjoying using thumbnail paintings as a learning tool.
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