Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunblock

Sunblock, 6 x 8
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This backlit tree and field is the first of a few paintings I've done lately in which I'm experimenting with textures and temperatures in foreground. It's something I'm finally growing into studying, if that makes any sense at all, and I'm often captivated by how other painters handle foregrounds in paintings. This is a teeny, tiny bit of foreground, but I figured I'd start small. :) I wasn't focused as much on composition, and I can tell it, but I had fun with my brush and palette knife in this one, and have found myself using my palette knife--perhaps relying on it? a little more--in the ones I'll post in the coming days.

-julie davis

9 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Lovely colors and the cool touches with the warm is very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing your next paintings as you study this more.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

I am impressed by everything you do. This is not exception. Superb painting.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Laurel Daniel said...

This is a juicy little piece and great exercise! Looking forward to seeing them all!

claire christinel said...

I love all the subtle variation of tone and temperature you got into that foreground tree without overdoing it. I'll look forward to watching your experimentation. The wonderful thing about blogging is how much we can learn from and share with each other. Thanks!

julie davis said...

Claire, I totally agree. Blogs are a fantastic resource in so many ways.

Barbara--you are too kind. Thank you, most sincerely.

And Linda--hoping not to disappoint, as the next few are definitely on the bottom of the learning curve. Hope to find a groove soon, though!

Kerri Settle said...

Beautiful feeling of light and atmosphere.

Julie Hill said...

The depth you captured here is great!

Ruth Andre said...

I have enjoyed your paintings, especially since you returned from your California hiatus.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fabulous knifework here. All of these are wonderful.