Monday, August 3, 2009

The Little Bridge

I have taken up the Kevin Macphersons challenge. 1 daily 6x8 painting in 1 hr, using the primary colors plus black and white.
This time I painted in oils, wow, I love this medium.

The little bidge in the Ward Melville park in Setauket, Cathyann, I am sure you know this place. It's a beautiful park. Although I did not paint this on location, it was done in the studio from photos I have taken.

10 comments:

  1. It`s me again Joan, I have just spotted your
    latest and wow!, It`s fantastic. Your bocoming
    an expert on Plein Air. What a wonderful,
    colourful landscape, well done again Joan.
    Vic.

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  2. Hi Vic,
    Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your kind words.

    Happy Painting
    Joan

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  3. Yes I do, Joan and welcome to oil painting! It is wonderful isn't it?
    This is a lovely little painting. What great practice Macpherson is giving you! All colors come from the primary, so if you are patient you will learn to mix everything you need. What kind of black are you using for landscapes? Gamblin's Chromatic is great because it is made from the primaries mixed together, so it it luminous and not flat like some other maufactured blacks. Perfect for landscapes.

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  4. Joan this is wonderful!! Loose where it needs to be, harder edges only where needed, stokes laid down and left alone! That book must really be resonating with you, it totally shows.

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  5. Hi Cathyann, yes I do love painting in oils. Thank you for the compliment. I am having a wonderful time learning from Macpherson's book. I need to buy more oils and I will try the Gamblin's Chromatic. I am amazed at what colors can be mixed with just the primaries, and it's just the tip of the ice-berg for me. Thank you for stopping by.

    Best
    Joan

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  6. Hi Karen, thank you for stopping by, and your supportive comments, it means a great deal to me. I've been enjoying yours and Susans plein air paintings. You both make it look so easy.

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  7. It's lovely... has an English look to it!

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  8. Hi Teresa,

    Thank you for the kind words. I love the English looking landscapes, never thought I would find it on Long Island.
    Best Regards
    Joan

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  9. Cool scene, nicely painted.
    Love those reflections.
    Also that warm/cool meeting in the sky -along the treeline.
    I'm hooked on oils too.

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  10. Jill, thank you so much. I don't think I'll be going back to acrylics very soon. Having to much fun with oils.

    Best Regards
    Joan

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