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PostSubject: Sun in the woods   Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:55 pm



This new painting is 22"x28" . I prepped the canvas with a wash of odourless thinner, artisan magenta and H2O Indian yellow. I sketched the scene in with a worn down bush - the darks are prussian blue and carmine deep. the lights are cad yellow light hue and titanium white.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:01 pm



I added some of the the lights in the sky - titanium white and cerulian blue, some more darks - trunks - indian red, carmine deep, and raw umber, and some greens in the trees and grass with cad yellow med hue and prussian blue (more yellow in the grass) and some almost straight yellow for patches of sunlit leaves. I lightened some of the patches of light on the grass with more white.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:28 pm

Boy you've been busy. It's looking good. Judy

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:08 am

I like the colours and how the composition moves your eyes in a sweep along the bottom... nice and bold!

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:20 pm

Thanks guys! I haven't had time to paint any more on this yet - busy weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:35 am

Sofie, loving it, can't wait! Very fun.....
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:56 pm

Love the dappled effect on the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:09 am

I really love how you're varying your color! Looks like it's going to be another beautiful painting. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:03 pm

Thanks Dana, Jack and Janet. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:05 pm



Finally got a couple hours to work on this yesterday. I developed the ground and started in on the sky and the trees. Hope to get a bunch more done today.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:15 pm

The additions of color have made it even more beautiful. Judy

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:36 pm

Hey. You've already got a great painting. My eye was immediately brought to the intensity of the sun in the centre of the sloping field or clearing. Then I drifted to the coolness of the shade dappled with sunlight. I think it could be framed now.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:29 am

Wow loving the colors! You captured the light beautifully! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:09 pm



It's finished now. I think I managed to keep the feeling of warm filtering sunlight and cool shade that you liked so much, Jack.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:33 pm

It is a great painting. I love it
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:55 am

Wow! It really turned out good. It amazes me how you started out with such a fiery red and ended up with such a peaceful, coolly, shaded setting. I never expected this fromthe beginning photo yo took.

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:12 am

Thanks Judy. Surprisingly, a lot of the red tone still shows between the dabs of colour, but it is so toned down by all the green and yellow that it just adds an overall warmth to the picture.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:52 am

I've looked at this again and I imagine it hanging in the consulting room of someone who is into meditation and yoga. Saying to a student 'imagine yourself walking beneath that tree and feel the varying warmth and coolness of the sun and shade'.
It's got a lot going for it. Perfect also for a doctor's surgery or a hospital. It transmits calm and peacefulness.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:37 am

Sofie,

It is just amazing how you go from the red/brilliant pinkish color, to the colors you have and the hint of your starting background color are fantastic to see them peek through this piece…. Love seeing the beginning/start of your painting and how it materializes….very nice.

Yes, it does capture the warm filtered light with the coolness of the shade...

... tranquil…..a place I would like to go to, just to be still from the busyness of life and the heat of the day. Thank you Sofie
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:10 am

Sophie - you are such an original! You have a definite style that is so important. Congrats
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:11 am

Yes, Dale - I couldn't agree more with you --- a very nice style that is....Sofie, it's wonderful.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:13 am

Sofie, Do you have a gallery in which you display your work....again love your unique style.


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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:01 pm

Sofie I love it! Explosion of light and color! Wonderful! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:08 am

Thank you all for your kind words. Smile I was quite happy with the way this painting turned out.

Dana - unfortunately the nicest gallery I have my work in is closing in September - darned economy! I will have to find a new one. So far this painting has done a stint as part of the set of a musical production set in a coffee shop. I will need to find a good place to display it next.
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PostSubject: Re: Sun in the woods   Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:00 am

Sofie, it feels like a spring morning to me - cool in the shade with a hint of warmth as the sun moves up in the sky sunny
I hope you'll be able to find other venues for displaying your work. What Jack said made me think of something... at one of the gallery walks here recently, an acupuncture clinic was on the list, he has a large open reception area with big windows facing the street and likes to have original works from local artists on display.
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