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Archive for February, 2012

Continued w/more background stuff

by on Feb.28, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, Studio Stuff

Tidelands backgrounding

Adding slightly more detail which actually will be more background – especially with the tideland horizontal painting. The vertical ‘backyard forests’ backgrounds are more fore showing through after scratching in trees and brush.

forest background & applying

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Coos Bay & McCullough Bridge

by on Feb.25, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, Studio Stuff

Finally going to let it feel finished! Thanks for all the positive and constructive input – all very good and applied. Softened the back, left dark trees & reflections; threw in a few ripples, and did some more translucent layering (glazing) over parts of water surface.

“Coos Bay & McCullough Bridge” - Acrylic - 48x36 in.

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To add or not to add?

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Studio Stuff

On the left is where the Bay & Bridge painting stands. I have a feeling the water needs to be darker in the foreground. I took it into Photoshop and added a layer of some 25%opacity darks. Does it look to need the darker front?

Left is now. Right is temporary "Photoshop" darkening of foreground. Darker ok or leave it?

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starts

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Studio Stuff

In case you wonder how a painting gets started around here, here are 3 landscapes with their first base – ready for the mess and mistakes that will be coming.

Threee landscape starts - Acrylic - all 16x20 inches

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Closing in

by on Feb.22, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, Studio Stuff

Midday and am closing in on where I was heading with this one. After today, I’m sure it will be set aside to rest.

Bridge & Bay(In progress) - Acrylic - 48x36 in.

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