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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
daily painting practice - tangerines on a blue silk scarf
I started painting this still life on an orange colored pre-toned board. After transferring my drawing, I painted over the lines with burnt umber and let it dry for a few days. I did not want to loose the detail of the drawing. I washed in the darks with warm Burnt Sienna. Thinned with Liquin and turps. Next I began to lay in some color. The tangerines were given form with halftones and lights. Almost there. Keep making the paint thicker and the color bolder.
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Rhapsody in Blue 8"x8" oil on gessoed hardboard
I could not think of a better name. The color of this silk scarf is amazing. Those blues together with the brilliant orange of two tangerines... I was in a painter's heaven. I had to paint this still life. Sometimes a composition just shouts out to be painted or in the case of Rhapsody in Blue even put to music.