This Land is My Land

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Best Of Key West

This is a study based on a demo by artist Michael Pintar - his demo was off a Barbados beach.  This was done for my educational purposes and for a future larger 18 x 24 painting of a beach scene using some of the techniques he taught in his video.

This is 12 x 18 on heavy linen paper - Chroma Professional acrylics - alla prima - using a 2 1/2 inch angled brush from Home Depot.  Color and I are no strangers - I believe that color rules and not being a detailed painter I firmly believe that Less is More and the more less the better :>)

I start out by putting down some "directional lines" using a juicy mix of paint - this is how I "sketch" most of my paintings which allows me to paint loosely with out constraints in form and shape.  If needed I adjust the lines as I proceed.

I start "throwing" in the visual components of the scene from the sky forward

The finished painting


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JR      :>)