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Monday Motivator: Closer to the Familiar

By February 11, 2013

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Painting Monday Motivator Quote
"I tend to paint more intimate views of familiar places and more expansive images of places where I have never painted before.

"...going back to familiar spots gets me looking closer at things I didn't see before...

"Studio painting offers an opportunity to dig deeper into the landscape and pull out a more focused idea about my observations and feelings." -- Aaron Schuerr

Source: "Combine a Love of Drawing & Nature With Pastels", Plein Air Magazine, January 2013, page 39.

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February 11, 2013 at 6:29 am
(1) Yover says:

Talented artist ! He is not frightened about using… black color among other colors in a same work !

February 11, 2013 at 7:35 am
(2) About.com Guide to Painting says:

I very rarely use black, because I find I too easily end up dirtying other colours. But there are times when it’s perfect. The lesson we should learn from the Impressionists is to not automatically reach for black when we want a dark, but to use it when black is the right colour (rather than tone).

February 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm
(3) Yover says:

I agree. Yellow + black, especially, is disastrous ! But ultramarine, Prussian blue or alizarin crimson + Ivory black can be magic.
A very spicy discovery: pigment “Chromated Black” (Gamblin) for instance, is made up of:
Chlorinated and bromated phtalocyanine, quinacridone red b ( PG 36, PV 19).

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