Friday, January 22, 2010
Crow in the Forest
Acrylic on board, 7 5/8" x 8"
$190 plus $8 shipping in U.S.
In this painting I began with a broad brush and created a loose, rapid block-in of the large forms and light/dark values, using regular acrylic. Over this underpainting (which dried quickly) I began layering glazes and scumbling with the Golden Open acrylic, which stays wet longer and handles a little more like oil paint. Open is also more transparent, so it is well-suited to this technique. I'm having fun exploring the properties of this paint, and learning new ways to use it.
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Love the low key feel and the small intimate space, got the feel of a Dutch genre piece.
You captured the sunlight, or rather, the diffused, shaded light on the snow perfectly.
I wish I was that crow!
Stunning work. I've been chicken to invest in open goldens. But in the hands of a master...magic happens I see!
Thanks, Simon. I'm really liking your recent posts.
Pierre, I thank you!
Dean, you always have interesting things to say...thanks!
Hi Liz--high praise from such a fine painter as yourself--thank you. When I first tried Open out, I got a sample set and augmented the colors with a few other tubes, so I wouldn't have a lot invested if I didn't like it.
very Wyeth. I like it.
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