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June 25, 2010

Three Men at the Market - finsihed

Here is the finshed painting with detail. (link to painting on my portfolio site)

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June 24, 2010

Thee men at the market - finishing up

I have the bad habit of doing my paintings up to about 90% of what they need and putting them aside for the exitement of a new subject.

The consequence is that inevitably, I accumulate paintings needing to be finished.

I finally pulled this one out with the firm intention of finishing it.
So far so good. May be one more session... I have to get those fruits shining!

It is oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm (31.5 x 23.5 inches)

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June 17, 2010

Bringing a street to life - tentative finish

I'm calling this finished for the time. As usual I will put  it aside and mull it before final decision.
I included a detail below that I like particularly.
Please feel free to comment..

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June 16, 2010

Bringing a street to life - 3

Getting a bit more into the details, now, though I don't want to become too precise. Smaller brushes and strokes - building up the volume of the greenery, tinting the sky a bit closer to violet, accentuating highlights and shadows.

June 15, 2010

Bringing a street to life - 2

Session 3.
The shapes are coming out more clearly now. It's really beginning to glow.

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St Remy street - provence

June 14, 2010

Bringing a street to life

While still working on my "Shout!" painting (see previous posts), I had a yen for some colors from Provence. I therefore started a new painting.

Here are two first sessions. I started by painting the whole canvas a strong red on impulse, maybe influenced by the feeling of summer heat evoked by Provence. The red was in acrylic, and so I was able to start  fairly soon after the red coat was on.

The strong red pushed  me towards high contrast & saturated colors. Paintings can have more to say to the painter than you might think. That's where the magic comes in. So I built up the forms fairly free & instinctive. Connaisseurs may recognize the silhouette of a 2 Chevaux, known affectionately as a "une deuch' " , 2nd car down on the right.

It is 50 x 60 cm on canvas

Session 2
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Session 1
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June 9, 2010

Shout - session 6

I'm considering using this painting to illustrate what an oil spill can do. Saw a few photographs of the most recent one that impressed me.

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June 1, 2010

Scaling up a shout - Sessions 2 & 3

Here is the progress on the painting; getting some character in the shout, letting the colors come fairly instictively or by impulse.

Good feeleing so far.

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Session 2 click image for larger size