Sunday, April 3, 2011

Windy Landscape



I grabbed an old sketch book and saw a surface I could paint on. I didn't prime it. It took the paint well. I'm sure these paintings have a shelf life. For now it's beautiful. I know that painting on unprimed surfaces is an artistic sin. I promise to make an act of contrition.



I used white, cad lemon yellow, alizarin crimson, ult blue and burnt umber.

4 comments:

  1. Love the energy in the brushstrokes and the tonal composition.

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  2. Hi Lisa, Thank you so much. The idea started with the oval that tied together the foreground with the midground. Once I got that just right, it painted itself.

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  3. Nice work Greg. All of your studies have given way to you being able to visualize a landscape without being there! The limited palate gives this a refined look. It's interesting that those are all cool version of the color except the umber.

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  4. Jeremy that is very perceptive about the warm umber and the cool colors. Temperatures are so much about relativity. Although I use mostly cool colors, the painting itself is actually warm. The ground colors are relatively warm in comparison to the sky. If I warmed up the sky a bit the colors that would speak loudest on the ground would be the cool notes.
    It's a fun game to play with temperature and color. I am only just now discovering the posibilities.
    Thanks for checking it out.

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