In The Studio: Day Three, One more for the road

This painting is a very loose abstraction of a rock face, valley floor, and distant water.  I used Thalo yellow green, cerulean blue, new gamboge, alizirin crimson, and raw sienna.  I applied the paint in rapid sequential washes again not letting the paper dry.  I like to try and get comfortable working on damp paper.  I scraped the hilights on the cliff face just after the paper had lost its’ sheen, using a little scraping tool called a super scraper.  15 x 22 arches cold pressed sorry for the grey color lights were not perfect.loose washes of cerulean blue, thalo yellow green, and new gamboge applied with a 1.5 inch skyflow brushI over painted darker valued washes over top of the original colors.  The brown color is Alizirin and New Gamboge, not burnt sienna.  I like its richness.I scraped the highlights giving the painting a nice feeling of cliffs rocks and movement in the yellow field.  I think this was a fun exercise and again just what I want to do to get back in the saddle.

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  • Colleen SaboJanuary 11, 2013 - 8:40 pm

    This makes me want to run to the studio and paint! Love the 90 days–wow–what a commitment!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat McSwainJanuary 11, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    Don’t see how anyone could fail to be motivated to paint after seeing what you’ve done in the first 3 days! Got some catching up to do already!ReplyCancel

  • Anne WilsonJanuary 12, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Thank you for being so generous in sharing your knowledge and time. Your blog motivates me to focus on my art, and I need whatever motivation I can find.ReplyCancel

  • MercedesMarch 10, 2014 - 7:18 pm

    Nice exercise of loosen up to back to paint and wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel