Thursday, March 10, 2011

Along a Country Road


8x10 oil on canvas covered mdf board. I primed the canvas such as Brian Ryders technique using a pink acrylic under painting.

The colors I used were not Brians, but more of a limited earth tone palette. I did this wet into wet, and it was a one hour study. Vic Errington has also influenced me with his wonderful country side paintings. I am so thrilled I actually added a tree and cows that weren't there.

The first study was of course a pencil wash and the second a watercolor study. All in all a very fun morning.

Happy Painting Everyone.

14 comments:

  1. joan, this is just beautiful and lush!!

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  2. Hi Joan!... I love the final top version... and especially the "Bossies" that you added!HAHA

    The piece has a warm "Old World" look... a compliment considering the fine art that emerged from this genre!

    The way that you have explored the subject using several approaches to prepare for the final thrust... likely is reponsible for the grand success that you have achieved! A gem!

    Good Painting and Sketching!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. I love how you did this in a variety of mediums...something I never seem to have the patience for. Glad to see you are keeping busy until plein air starts again.

    I'm heading down to Myrtle Beach tomorrow for a wc workshop next week. I can't wait for sun, palm trees, and things in bloom.

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  4. yes...lovely it is! I like seeing how the subject changes subtly with the medium.

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  5. OH JOAN! ARE THESE GRAND GLORIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE WET IN WET IS STUPENDOUS! MORE MORE MORE!

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  6. Hi Joan.
    I agree with all above especially Bruce. I would like to add, It is all brilliant and I give you 9.5 out of 10 for all. Not ten because I know there is even better to come. Keep going my friend. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  7. Hi Suz,

    Thank you so much for your visit and encouragement. It is so appreciated.

    Have a great weekend. Lovely day here on Long Island. Enjoy

    Joan

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  8. Dear Bruce,

    Thank you so very much. What I enjoy about our visits, is you have me going to the dictionary.
    Bossies. HA HA. Had to look it up, thank the Lord it meant cows or calfs. So once again dear Bruce, you have taught me something new.

    I appreciate and look forward to your visits, and most of all seeing and reading your next post.

    all the best to you
    Joan

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  9. Hi Joan,

    Thank you and enjoy your wc workshop. Can't wait for you to get back to hear all about it, enjoy.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  10. Hi Cathyann,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement. I just noticed your recent post. I am on my way to visit.

    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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  11. Hi Lin,

    Just returned from your post, talk about glorious colors, your are wonderful. Thank you so much for the visit and the generous compliment.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  12. Dear Vic,

    You are so kind and thank you for the 9.5, but kind sir,you are way to generous.
    In fact I must email you about Miles Fairhurst.

    Have a great weekend my friend.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  13. Thank you Krista. Have a great day.

    Joan

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