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Late night shift

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 I had a late painting session last night as I got carried away with new pieces.   Four of them found their way into the keeper pile.   When the art juices flow I like to keep going. 

 

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'Early' ... a 6x6 inch Ampersand panel in acrylics.   I like the atmosphere and sense of a wild place.  


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'Expanse' ... another acrylic on 6x6 inch Ampersand panel with a similar wild feeling.  

 

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'Wild' ... this one is an acrylic on 200gsm paper to fit in a 5x7 aperture mount for framing.    I get a sense of imminent winter storm.  There is mystery here.

 

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'Sundown' ... another 5x7 acrylic painting on 200gsm paper to fit in a mount.   The warm under-painting of magenta and lemon was roughly brushed on the paper before I began.

I am using the same limited selection of colours for all these paintings.   Magenta, Lemon, Ultramarine, Prussian blue, Indian yellow, Naples yellow, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Titanium white and sometimes a little Ivory black. 

The stay-wet palette gets very messy as I mix and blend.   I use a 12x16 white plastic catering tray with a damp cloth, a sheet of baking parchment for the paint and another tray as a lid balanced on top.   

 

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Here it is with the one inch synthetic flat brush I use for making the marks. The larger brush helps me to stay loose.  I prefer to keep away from tightening up and give an abstracted appearance.  

That's all for now, thank you for visiting.   Good wishes, Anne.

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