Sunday, May 2, 2010

Camp Stables

Camp Stables, 8 x 10
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As promised, here is a painting I just did using a study I did on-site from our Plein Air Austin trip. As I mentioned, I wasn't pleased with several of my plein air pieces--for a variety of reasons. The way my paint was taking to the canvas was one of them--I've since determined that the panels I was using seem to absorb more paint than the one I used here. I really liked the way the paint stands on top of this panel--it's a Pannelli Telati canvas panel from Jerry's. I've been using RayMar, which I like for other reasons, but I think I'll be gessoing the remainder I have to get the results I want. Like anything, it's a learning process.

This stable is one of Camp Waldemar's, in Hunt, Texas. It's the first subject our group of four stopped to paint on our recent PAA annual trip.

-julie davis

11 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

This is amazing. I am always surprised when you are unhappy with a painting -- because your work is so good. So I'm glad you're happy with this one. Wonderful as always.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Marie Theron said...

Very nice, Julie! I can "feel" the texture of the stable!Nice composition!

Ann Rogers said...

Lovely, Julie. You can just feel the sunshine with your great light and shadows..also with such a wide variety of greens.

Stephen Parker said...

Beautiful piece, Julie. You even changed the angle, didn't you. I especially like the variety of colors in the piece and the way they direct the viewer to the subject.

Also, agreed on the panels. The raymar seem to have too much tooth, though I've only tried the single-primed linen. Not sure how much the double-primed, or cotton, would change it.

Lori Bonanni said...

Hi Julie, Nice color and composition. I really like your style!

Pam Holnback said...

Great job w/ the barn. Love the mixture of cools and warms in this piece. I've recently tried the Ampersand cradled panel. Bought 4 tried, 1 so far and my painting just flowed! Don't know if it was the panel, the subject, or me!

The Windrush Gallery said...

Really nice Julie!

Linda said...

Beautiful!! I like the colors, shadows, composition - all of it!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Great job, Julie! This is beautiful! I love the big shapes, the colors, and the touches of detail.

Laurel Daniel said...

Gorgeous!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

love IT!!