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Tuesday
Jan272009

Silver Globe Pitcher: Overpainting Stage 4

16 x 20, oil on panel (detail)

I had a lot of fun with this left section of the the wax paper. The big chunky flap of paper in front was a huge lesson in remembering not to have "tunnel vision", remembering to compare the local value range to the entire painting. This area has a huge amount of information all within a few very short steps of value, so I had to be careful not to be tempted to exaggerate. Then the highlights are in another value stratosphere, making it all even more complicated!

I am thrilled to report that my recent video painting demo got a wonderful (embarrassingly wonderful) writeup on the blog Art Studio Secrets. In addition to the very nice things written, I am also flattered because the other artists profiled on this new blog are artists whom I have long admired: Alex Kanevsky, Carol Marine, David Kassan, and Paul Seaton.

See the previous blog post about this painting here.

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Reader Comments (3)

Sadie, you definitely belong in their company. As a matter of fact they should be flattered to be in yours.

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Lynn Adams

I really like the interplay of the subtle bluish and pinkish notes in the underneath bit.

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

Michael thank you. The big difference is they are all represented by galleries... which is my next goal :)

Spatula, thanks for noticing the color. There's actually a lot more color going on if you see the painting in person, the photos really desaturate the image - and also compress the values. It's driving me nuts, I wish I were a better photographer.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie Jernigan Valeri
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