Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Raffaelli copy and my contribution to "eight+"
Today in my artist discussion group at O'Connor's we talked about values and how important it is for a painter to keep values clear and defined. We all know that we can learn most of what we need to know from the Masters, so it seemed an interesting project to try to "match values" with a master painting. The photo at the top is my effort and the 2nd photo is the page from the book that I used as reference (painting by J.F. Raffaelli). I made some errors, but it was a valuable exercise! Returning from Market, (copy/Raffaelli) Ultramarine blue, burnt umber and white on 8 x 10 stretched canvas. Additionally.......(scroll down)
Yesterday I posted a detail of the painting I put into the group show at O'Connor's. Here is the painting "in it's entirety" and it's spot on the wall. All of the eight+ participants enjoy putting our work up in this popular restaurant in Multnomah Village. The walls are spacious and the ceilings are high. It is a great opportunity to paint big!
Holiday, Oil on 30 x 40 stretched canvas