Monday, July 6, 2009


Color studies in acrylic, working from Carolyn Lewis book Mood & Atmosphere. After the holiday weekend I like to go back to basics before tackling anything to complicating. Mood & Atmosphere in Oils., but I thought I would apply the same theory to acrylic.

14 comments:

  1. :-) I always think it's so neat to see inside other people's sketchbooks! like sharing thoughts...

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  2. Hi Roxanne, thank you for stopping by. I love doing these studies, helps me so much.

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  3. Joan, hi.
    Thank you for your wonderful comment in my Blog, I would like to send to you my weekly newsletter, today I added the finished painting of the Sea Rocks to my subscribers, I would need your email address to adding you, please replay to my email address.
    my best wishes.
    Alex

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  4. Hi Alex,
    Just sent you my e-mail address. Looking forward to seeing your finished painting of Sea Rocks.

    Joan

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  5. What a great idea! I'm usually so pressed for painting time that I just dive right in. Lovely studies too!

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  6. Hi Kim,
    Thank you for stopping by and the kind words.
    Yes, I always do the same,jump in, but now I find these studies help me so much.

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  7. Going back to basics is something I do quite often. It is a worthwhile endeavor. Reinforces your midset and gets the creative juices going. When I do workshops I think most often I learn more than the folks I am trying to teach. All because I bone up on some things.
    Oils or Acrylics color theory still works.
    Happy painting.

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  8. Hi Joan. I love those studies, lovely colours.
    I have always been told that one must do
    studies, but I`m afraid I have always shied
    away from it.My biggest problem is that I go
    strait in with the brush,for the lay out and
    the blocking in.It hardly ever turns out right.
    Lovely palette there Joan, what is it?.
    All the best.
    Vic.

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  9. I’m not familiar with the book you mentioned, but I adore your colour studies. I’m taking a break form blogging for a while, but will pop in to see what you are up to once a week.
    Maggie

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  10. Sashindoubutsu

    Thank you for visiting and the wonderful compliment.

    Regards
    Joan

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  11. Dear Gary,
    Thank you for the kind words. Yes, basics are so important. Most times I just jump in and well, I have lots of work in my closet. So these studies definitely help. Thanks for visiting.

    Regards
    Joan

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  12. Hi Vic,

    Thank you for visiting. If my attempts turned out half as good as yours I would be happy. The palette I used was, white, sap green and cobalt blue, yellow ochre, ivory black, permanent rose, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, burnt umber,cadmium yellow medium.
    It's more fun mixing my own greens, I tried just using primary colors plus white and black
    great fun.

    Happy painting

    Joan

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  13. Dear Maggie,

    I really miss your blogging, I know you are very busy. Thank you for stopping by. The book is such a great help and even though it was meant for oils it works well with acrylic. I know you are working in oils now. Maggie, I really love this book by Carolyn Lewis. I also will be returning to oils.

    I will be looking forward to your return.

    Best Regards
    Joan

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