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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012



8x6in  oil on canvas panel  100.

What a difference in ambiance when the sun is not shining.
The stream was rushing along due to springtime melting snow.
A heavy mist was settled into the atmosphere creating
a very tonal painting. After the brightness of what I had been
painting, it felt more like England than New Mexico.

Artist Note.

This is all about subtle value changes so I kept my colors
on the palette in a circular pool so it was easier to compare
the gradations...step by step up or down in value.
I let my palette do the work!

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  1. I love how sunny your paintings are...lovely!

  2. If I let my palette do the work I'm not sure it will come out this way :-)) What an inspiration you are !


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