Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Fourth of July - finally another step :)

Here's another layer...deepening the reflections and adding shadows.

In the craft class yesterday we did shaving cream paper marbling. It was so much fun. The ladies got such a kick out of it, and said it was cheap therapy! Tonight in the watercolor class we practiced "pulling" the color in a wash to create a gradiation.

Still haven't heard anything from any of the competitions, but not holding my breath either.

Someone emailed and wanted to know what my palette is. It's mainly transparent, and I work in glazes to build up deeper colors:
New Gomboge, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Hooker’s Green, Sap Green, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Payne’s Gray, Quinacridone Gold, Green Gold, Transparent Orange, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Violet, Cerulean Blue, Viridian, Antwerp Blue
(okay okay.. I added commas :) )
Today's quote:

"Painting is easy for those that do not know how, but very difficult for
those that do!" ~ Edgar Degas


  1. The painting declares proudly that it was done by someone who loves their flag. I feel the same way aboout my flag, the Canadian flag.
    I also wanted to thank you for your wonderful words in the comment you left about my dad on father's day. You are a very kind person.

  2. I just wanted to let you know I have really enjoyed your progressional artwork. It's inspiring and instructive to watch you develop a piece. I wish I lived close enough to take a class with you. But this will have to do. :) I hope you never stop sharing!

  3. My husband was an art educator on L.I. for 31 years. Now, he is creating his own art for the pure love and joy of it. (Something like yourself). His love is photography and his website has been up for a couple of years. www.roberthamptonburns.com.

    I am now preparing a site for his note cards - so I've been looking at many sites featuring just that - I have spent a lot of time reviewing your entire site and I have to say, I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks for sharing your gifts as well. We moved (retirement happened and grandkids too) to Missouri from NY slightly more than one year ago. Art abounds in our Country - aren't we all very lucky? Jean M Burns


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