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    'Warm Glow'   A new 4x5 inch painting in Golden Acrylics on Canson paper mounted on 5x7 inch card.

     

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    Sand, sea and sky.   Eight new 4x5 inch acrylics on 200gsm Canson paper.

    These have all been mounted on 5x7 inch greetings cards.

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    These are all made with a warm palette...

     

     

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    These are made with a cooler, flat light palette.

    I used Canson A4 size paper taped into 4 portions which are just right for mounting on the blank card.    All the cards are supplied with envelopes.

    The cards are ideal for sending or keeping...the card fits into a 7x9 inch frame.

    I am making the most of the wintery weather by having short hour long painting sessions, often late at night when it is quiet.  Painting quickly with a large brush helps me to make spontaneous marks in these abstracted seascapes.   

    Thank you for joining me to read my Studio musings....good wishes, Anne.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    'The Journey of a Painting', a tale of two pictures.

     

    This is how I like to begin..

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    Here I used a sheet of A4 Pinnacle Textured Rag taped and under-painted with acrylics ready for two new pictures to evolve.  The old chopping board makes a handy support.   At the side I have a stay-wet palette with Golden Acrylic.   This time I used Ultramarine, Quinacridone magenta, Lemon yellow, Naples yellow, Burnt Sienna and Titanium white.   All my colours were mixed from this limited palette.   

    The paper was left to dry then I began teasing out a landscape or seascape, with abstracted shapes and marks.   I used a one inch brush on these paintings...it helps to keep my marks loose.  

      

     

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    After making marks and brushing shapes over the underpainting the composition emerges.  I think they give an impression of wild places.  Nowhere in particular, more a sense of place.   Possibly the top one is a nature reserve and the bottom one could be a coastal scene.   They will be left to dry before cutting to size.

     

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    It's always fun placing a mount over the paint.   Not all the image is on show, I position the mount aperture to give a harmonious composition.  I think these two will be used.   One bottom one is 5x7 inches and the top is 4x6 inches.

     

    Now they need to dry.   Then I shall cut them to size, mount them on 200gsm card and position inside the mount/mats ready for framing.    

    They will be added to my Spring collection of available artwork.   Happy weekend, good wishes, Anne.