Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Simultaneous contrast


Today my painting employs a light against a dark. When I took the workshop with Mitch Baird we had quite a long discussion about simultaneous contrast and he also talked about another term...I think it was "inversion" (?) Well, I can't find my notes, but I remember him telling us that there was a significant difference between these terms. This is a 9 x12 oil sketch.
While I painted this I listened to Nat King Cole singing in Spanish on the radio. Painting horses also reminded me of a painter I met this summer.. A strapping handsome "real" cowboy who merges his life as a farmer with his life as a painter. I especially enjoyed seeing his painting of horses that he submitted to the Hood River Plein Air exhibit. Gregg Caudell

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