Monday, March 18, 2013

Another Cold Day

Sunflower Farm out East
Today was spent in the studio dreaming of warmer days,  Hence my sunflower painting.  Actually its one of those days when it is a good time to study various approaches to oil painting in preparation to when we are out there painting on location.  The colors in the photo appear so much greener than it is, could be do to poor lighting. This is an 11x14 oil on mdf toned board.  I used the Brian Ryder approach of an under painting, using burnt sienna.  Also made up a batch of textured gesso as per Brian Ryder.

10 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful landscape, Joan!!! The sunflowers are the icing to this amazing piece!!

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    1. Good Morning Hilda,

      Once again thank you for the visit and the continued encouragement. Sunflowers have a way of lifting the spirit.

      All the best to you
      Joan

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  2. I know how much your looking forward to getting out there, so I hope the weather changes for you soon.. in the meantime, your work is beautiful no matter where you paint.
    Hugs, Barbra Joan

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    1. Hi BJ

      Thank you so much. We are so ready for spring, today is the first day of spring. Someone forgot tell Mother Nature. It is so cold, and feels more like winter. Oh well. Have a great day .

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Un endroit charmant où il doit faire bon vivre... J'aime ces tournesols qui poussent parcimonieusement par-ci et par-là !
    Un paysage très serein et une belle peinture.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Hi martinealison,

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I think maybe I can understand French.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Oh! my friend, this is brilliant. you are truly an Impressionistic painter that I love. Good old Oils as well, brilliant Joan. I am impressed with realistic painters but, Give me your type of painting every time. Well done Joan. All the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Good morning my friend. Thank you so very much for the wonderful compliment. I will be over to comment on your lovely sketches.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Good Morning Joan!... An idyllic way to escape the lingering cold... the "sun flower" way!
    "Say it with flowers!".... the florists say! HA HA!!

    I like it best... and can ee a difference... when Joan paints a la Joan! It is wonderful to be inspired by the processes and work of others... but we only grow when we push the envelope which contains the unique passion... interests... and yes, the very differences which shape us as individuals. No one else can ever be Joan!

    Sometimes, we risk losing our own way and identity... by following the paths of others too closely! Just a thought from aq friend Joan!

    Good Painting... and Happy Spring to you and Mike!

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Thank you Bruce, Wow, I needed that wake up call. While I do like learning from other artist such as Brian Ryder, it isn't very satisfying as an artist to follow their style to closely. You and Mike are on the same wave link. He has been telling me all week that I am changing my style. Just read you post to him, you two are in agreement. The truth be told, got bored with the Brian Ryder technique, so once again moving back to my own way of painting. Warts and all. Ha Ha.
      Thanks again Bruce.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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