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Jul302009

Hudson Fellowship Day 24

Tree Color Study
9 x 12 inches
oil on linen panel

Yesterday was a washout - got all set up to work, only got a couple hours into it, and the rain came down so hard everything turned grey/white and we had to call it a day. Today Kaaterskill falls was swollen beyond recognition - majestic and exciting, but not at all like the peaceful terraced pools in the study I am working on, so a couple of us decided to head for high ground and do a tree studies instead. Had a great time with the above painting - and wow it's nice change to be out in the sunshine instead of hunkered down in the chilly mist of the falls!

Tomorrow it's a tossup: the plan is to check out the falls and if we decide the waters are still too rambunctious we'll head for the high warm plateau with the lovely trees again.

Only two more full workdays to go....

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Reader Comments (6)

I love all of the color you got in this.

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Becker

Sadie, if you have a moment, can you write about your colour choices for the tree study: what did you see and how did you translate it on canvas? thanks, r.

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina qh

Wonderful 'study'. I'd ask the same as Rahina, if possible :)
Best regards,
Carolina

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina

Pleas can you take more pictures for others work, and around the area, and your work is awesome, how is work with Jacob Collins, I hear that is not that nice with that students, any way you work is wonderful

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks everyone!
Rahina, I've found that when painting outdoors the greens often become overwhelming and artificial-looking, so I try to paint mainly with yellow ochre, cobalt blue, aliz. crimson and mars red as much as possible, and limit the greens. A dab of green goes a long way! Also, I was thinking of this as an underpainting and not necessarily final color, if I get a chance to work on it again it may evolve :)

Anon, I don't post photos of other people's work on my blog, both because it's my blog for my work, and also I'd need to get permission from each artist. If you'd like to see more artists' work you can visit the Grand Central Academy blog, which has received permission to post all the Fellows' artwork. I have linked to that blog in previous posts.

As for Jacob, I've only experienced him to be inspiring and encouraging at every opportunity.

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

Thanks Sadie
and I am so sorry for asking about the others I was just curious about it but I will check the Grand central blog, anyway I love your work and is so nice see all the process from your painting.
Does the other fellows works on same way like you? Thanks

Andy

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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