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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tidewater

Tidewater in progress
8"x10" oil

Do you ever quickly block in a painting and then not want to ruin it? That's where I am with this one. I was just playing around at the end of a teaching session, and wiped off the bottom at least once, but now I kind of like it. But I know it's not finished.

Note the barely visible grid marks I used to make sure I got the drawing flat enough. It's very easy in this kind of painting to make the water/mud part take up too much vertical space.

3 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère Bobbi,

    Je l'aime beaucoup ce tableau... Peut-être ajouter ici et là quelques touches de couleurs symbolisant des fleurs au premier plan !...
    Il y a une belle profondeur dans cette peinture.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  2. Bobbi, thank you for the behind-the-scenes story and the welcome lesson re grid marks. Always so much to learn—good thing the learning is so much fun!

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  3. This painting sings! the colors and their relationship compliment and enhance each other. I am confident this will be beautiful when you finish. Lovely!

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