Friday, September 23, 2011

Painting the Farm

Oh, the critique - guess what all of them did not like -
the Cobalt blue "Parrish" sky.
They said, since my instructions were to "paint the land", the blue sky was the first thing their eyes were drawn to, that it was a distraction from the "LAND".
So - good-bye to my cobalt blue sky.
This is the finished painting I will be submitting for the show.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Painting the Farm

Finally, nearly finished.
I added a hint of the farm house and barn.
My "Parrish" sky is just as imagined it would be.
I've sent the photo off to some friends for a critique.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Painting the Farm

Maxfield Parrish used a glazing technique in his paintings, only he used oils and I am using acrylics. He was famous for his COBALT BLUE SKIES, so much so that a cobalt blue skies in a landscape paintings came to be known as a PARRISH SKY.

You're probably wondering why this version doesn't look much different than the last one - the changes are subtle - I agree. But I have added more that 6 to 8 new layers of color. It is a very slow process.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Painting the Farm

I am using the glazing technique for this painting.
Just like the colored pencils I love so much, I am painting many layers of
 transparent paint to reach the color I desire.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Painting the Farm

My instruction for painting this farm are to "paint the land",
the buildings should not be the main focus. Which is why I chose this panoramic view. There will be a slight view of the house and barn, tucked behind the trees.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Painting the Farm


The painting has officially begun. I've chosen to do the underpainting in lights and darks using purple and yellow.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Painting the Farm

Time for supplies, I was going to order from my favorite art supplier - Dick Blick - but I know I would order way more than I need, so it was off to AC Moore with my 40% coupon.

With my newly aquired 36 x 24" canvas and my charcoal pencils, I've sketched the farm. A little spray fixative and a light coat of watered down gesso to seal the charcoal.



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