Friday, July 6, 2012


Although I've been doing this blog for well over two years,  this is a 365th entry!  What better way to mark the occasion than with a wild and colorful, free-spirited painting. 

The big bold wash was the first key.  I used two washes wet-into-wet, granulated, that gave the painting unity.  Around the lighthouse I used some cooler colors to give relief to the predominance of warm colors in the rest of the painting.  Figures give scale and life.  I'm including the first wash to show that you really need to be bold with that first wash.  "If it looks right when it's wet,"  John Pike wrote, "it's wrong."

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