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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blondheim Art Original Paintings

Morning Marsh
12x16 inches
oil on panel
gold frame

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Painters Tip

This painting involves several painting issues.

1. Atmospheric perspective- As the elements recede into the distance, the scene becomes more atmospheric and less refined. The color pales and becomes milky. You can also achieve this effect by uing transparent white in areas of your painting after it has dried a bit.

2. Back Lighting- This makes for almost a halo effect in a painting. The central area of objects remain dark and cool and the edges are lighter and warmer.

3. A limited palette- I am more amd more interested in working with various limited palettes. I have so much more control and harmony in my work now, and am able to create mood more successfully. For many years I used the standard palette with the red/yellow/blue combination. After a few years I found it to be somewhat predictable and limited. Over the summer I have been experimenting with other limited palettes and have found some success in creating a nice painting with excellent harmony, but not boring. This is what I'm looking for and have found it to be essential to use a variety of limited palettes, not just one all the time.

I like to study different methods of technique, breaking them down into smaller individual elements of painting.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

well said about limited palette work.

Plein Air Florida said...

Thank you so much for reading my blog Mary.