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Friday, April 8, 2011

Shape Study in Greens

I did this painting in the workshop tonight - it is a study that started with value shapes and then I worked up to details at the end.  This is also much looser than I usually paint.  The workshop was wonderful and I learned much from this wonderful teacher - Christopher Leeper.

6 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Love the different trees you've managed to create and grassy textures, too.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Carol - your comments are always appreciated! I don't handle greens well, so this was a challenge.

David and Brenda Knoll said...

Do you love the new loose you? This is really wonderful! Barb! Makes you just want to keep looking at it. Very very nice

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Brenda...I enjoy the new loose me, but am not certain I am ready to give up the old "tight-butt" Barb! :)

Tony said...

Loose creates a sense of depth, especially when used on background elements, young grasshopper.

:)

David and Brenda Knoll said...

That's what draws me into this painting, it just feels like I could walk right into it.