Friday, February 13, 2015

dancing light

work in progress
oil on canvas - 30 x 30inch
In an effort to capture the winter light effects I dabbed postage stamp sized areas of lighter tone on top of the basic shapes i had created in the composition. It was a joy and a meditation mixing the neutral tints, then applying them next to one another.  It's a good method for adding life to an otherwise flat shape. A tool employed by many of the impressionists as we all know, but useful non the less.  When it dries I will apply a glaze or scumble over some of the yellow green foliage to knock it back a little, as right now I'm finding it screaming at me.  Some lighter more muted tones over top of the dried glaze as well as on the flowers will (I hope) resolve it.


  1. Beautiful Sally. I think of you often, when I am cranking colour up, I think
    Sally would glaze this to mute it. And always to great effect. I love what you do.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

    1. hi Barbara! I love the way you crank up colour, it's totally you and it works for your paintings, they sing. thanks for thinking of me and for your sweet comment.

  2. I must say, that shadow effect is beyond amazing :)

  3. Hey Keith! thank you for dropping in, and for your affirmative comment:)

  4. Gorgeous!!! Love the impressionist effect!


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