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PostSubject: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:37 am



I covered this 12x18 canvas with a light wash using cad yellow hue and magenta and odourless thinner. I then sketched in my picture in paint using a brown I made with artisan raw umber and magenta. As I continued to work in the elements of the picture I also used a bit of cad red, some cad yellow light, titanium white. Photo taken indoors at night without a flash so the colours are a bit ambered. I'm working from a photo I took on New Years Eve looking into my friend's kitchen.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:04 am

Sofie, this is going to be so interesting to watch. Thank you for sharing! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:09 am

I can see the headline now... Peeping Tom Painter Strikes Again!

Just kidding - it's a great idea! I'm looking forward to watching this one come along
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:48 am

can't wait to see how this develops!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:02 pm

Looks fascinating. Do your friends know what your doing?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:50 pm

Peeping Thomasina - that's me!

I'm just finishing up a series of window paintings for my show in March - looking out and looking in, based on windows in my house and two of my friends' houses. I've got way less looking in ones, so I asked my friend if I could take some photos to work from while she was preparing for her New Years party.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:46 pm



I've filled things in a bit using more yellows and ochres and a some red. I'm keeping things a bit indistinct. Added some white on the window where it's misted up.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:27 pm

Love all those warm colors Sofie. I like the composition too.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:39 pm

Thanks Tommy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:51 pm



Here's the finished product, photographed outdoors, so the colour is more real with less of that lovely amber tinge. I developed the background more, Darkened the windowframe, and re-did the mist on the window with zinc white.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:13 pm

Nice job, Sofie.

I was wondering how you were going to transform it from the subdued lighting inside to a very balance image of a person looking in.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:22 pm

Well done Sofie! I like the zinc white widow treatment. Smile Yes we all need to be painting in real light. My stuff changes temperature too when I take it away from my easel or drawing board.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:19 am

Sofie, looks great! I really like the composition. good job

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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:37 pm

Thanks Judy, Tommy, and Janet! Smile I still have two more paintings to finish up for my show next month - you'll probably be seeing them posted in WIP in the next few days.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:55 pm

I'm looking forward to them. I'm enjoying you window series. Judy

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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:04 pm

I thought the gal in there had a snaggle tooth, then I got closer and realized it was time to clean the lint off the screen!

Well done! Makes me want to know what they're talking about. I like how the frost covers some of the scene - instead of showing us every detail - it adds some intrigue.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:09 pm

I hope you post pictures of your show. I must check to see if we have an area here to show shows.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In   Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:23 pm

Post show news in the Extras area - be sure to show photos!
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