Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sail Boat WIP


Being out ones comfort zone is an amazing experience. I am studying the Brian Ryder's technique of Atmospheric Painting. Vic, Brian's technique is no walk in the park.

First it's the prep work of priming the canvas or mdf board with pink toned acrylic mixed with gesso and a spackle powder purchased from Home Depot.

It gives the surface a very rough texture. The rest in applying the paint in a scrubbing in or scumbling.

When done correctly, it can be lovely.
I have been so comfortable painting wet into wet this is very different. But I am loving of minute of the learning experience. Like a toddler, one step and boom. But eventually the toddler does learn to walk.

12 comments:

  1. Interesting technique! I like the pink underglow to the reflections a lot. Lovely, tranquil scene. I applaud your spirit of exploration!

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  2. I love paintings that have a lot of blue and golden yellow. The pink really does add to it in an amazing way.

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  3. Nicely done. What a great technique to add some texture to the painting. I'm trying watercolors and have found it's a much harder medium to grasp than oils. Not that I've done much with oils. lol

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  4. SO Lovely, Joan! Looks so peaceful and warm -- take me there!

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  5. Love this technique Joan. Love the blues..and the pink peeking through! nice job.

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  6. Joan, isn’t it fun to scrub paint in like this? Kind of creative, exhausting and a little neanderthal all at he same time. I often use sanded ply, gator board, masonite etc as supports when using this mix of primer too. Smooshing colours into the ground like this is very reminiscent of blending in soft pastel for me. I love Brian’s work, as he is an awesome down to earth teacher on his DVD’s. Your painting looks lovely…do you have much more to do, or are you leaving it at that?

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  7. Hi Liz,

    Thank you for visiting and leaving such encouraging words. I had to give a break, its a great technique.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  8. Hi Douglas,

    Thank you for the lovely compliment. I am so happy to achieve the pink under glow.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  9. Hi Deanna, this was such a fun technique. Still trying to get the hang of it, I find working wet into wet so much easier.

    Love learning new things.

    Happy painting to you
    Joan

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  10. Hi Lin,

    Next time you visit Long Island give us a call. Especially when we all go plein air painting.

    Have a great week.

    Joan

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  11. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you for the visit, still learning this technique. Love it and look forward to achieving a successful painting.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  12. Hi Maggie,

    I knew you would know about Brian Ryder. I have his 3 dvds and his book. Victor Errington told me about him. Have you also heard about Miles Fairhurst. I would be interested in know what you think. I am partial to Brians work.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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