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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First pass, abstract in blue (image)

First pass, abstract in blue

This is phase no. 1, laying down the foundation palette of umber-burnt sienna, in differing values.  Believe it or not, this painting will ultimately be primarily in blues, but first we lay the groundwork in palette and composition.

Monday, August 8, 2011

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Abstract, umber-burnt sienna

Abstract, umber-burnt sienna

The palette for this abstract is a warmer, more soothing umber: it has the red of burnt sienna mixed in.  The past two abstracts were based on umber-ocher, which has a yellowish brown tone.  This is a work in progress.  I'll post the finished product later.