Avignon streets and shutters
Well I said I would post my paintings from the 2nd 3-day Sandy Maudlin workshop. I love painting with the fluid acrylics and am still learning how to mix my favorite colors using this media. I probably could have used different colors for this so I didn't have to make changes to the yellow. Love how the lower left corner came through the process of masking each value layer before adding more intense color at each of the four value levels in this painting. It was time consuming masking each time but I think the end result is very unique and more abstract than I would have done with watercolors.
This painting of an Avignon inner city side street was a little more complicated than I had planned. It meant a lot more masking for each of the four layers. I love the glow you get on Yupo and by intensifying the color through layering. Did you notice the lady scared the three pigeons? I'm painting it again on WC paper with watercolors so watch for the difference. Looking forward to getting your comments.
Gregory L Gilbert
8/1/2018 12:40:02 pm
We are back from Monterey and visited an art gallery who was displaying Andre Kohn. If you have not heard about him look up his website. There are paintings of women walking away with their backs to you but their shoes are a high light to the over-all picture. Thought you might find that intriguing since you have your shoe collection.
8/1/2018 01:35:36 pm
I forgot that you were celebrating Judy's birthday in Monterey. We will have to hear all about your trip. I looked up Andre Kohn - marvelous painter for sure. I am following him now on Instagram. His simplicity in design and colors used really makes the right elements take priority. Did you buy one? I do like figures walking away in a scene but in my painting she is walking towards you and you can't see her shoes..... darn.
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