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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Greens, and more Greens.

I am not sure about these two works. I enjoyed doing them, but I struggle so profoundly with greens. The photographic references I used come from a challenge blog, Daily Paintworks, and I am not sure whether or not to send them in. The photographs to work from were deceptively simple, and I knew that as soon as I saw them, but I responded to taking out the oils again after a long time and hoped for something better than I have produced here. I have been painting in gouache for a few months now and I notice that I have lost my "touch" with oils. Another annoying part of this process is that I just could not get the colour of the blue sky photographed accurately - it's much deeper. I think I'll just live with these for another day or so, and then probably make some adjustments here and there before taking the plunge and sending them in.

"German Landscape I"
Oil on Canvas - 8" x 8"

"German Landscape II"
Oil on Canvas - 8" x 8"

11 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Anne, I think these are wonderful and I like those greens. The distant tree line in the top piece is the perfect color, and the sunniness of the second is a delight!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry!!! :-)

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Like most artists, you are too hard on yourself. I like both these paintings with their different greens and ambiance. The first has a mellow, serene feel to it like late afternoon; the second is rich with vibrant colors of a sunny day. Nice work.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jean - it's much appreciated. :-)

Chartan said...

They're beautiful Anne. There's a thing about sky, it is darker at the top and gets progressively lighter....until it meets the land, try that, u may find that is what is bothering you.

Chartan said...

I can see a painting on my blog that I just love, but I can't get to it, what the heck????? when I click on it it tells me it doesn't exist... did you delete it? it's a country sketch or something like that.... Charlotte

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Charlotte - yeah, the sky. I noticed that darkness at the top in a few landscapes I've been looking at lately, but the photography just didn't capture the deeper blue no matter what I tried, but thanks for the reminder.

The other work you see has now been saved as a draft. I uploaded the wrong photo then couldn't find the right one!!! Senior person moment. The one you see is an interim phase. Will take pic again on weekend. :-) :-)

AutumnLeaves said...

Hah! I came to ask about the same thing Charlotte asked. Glad I'm not the only one with "senior moments"! LOL I prefer to pretend that we all have those, no matter the age!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Sherry: :-) :-) LOL

Chartan said...

dang it, post that other painting already, it is so tantalizing on my blog !!!!!!!!!! maybe I'll take a screen shot and blow it up and post it on my blog, that'll show you ;-)

Anne C M Campbell said...

Awww Charlotte, I laughed out loud when I read your comment. What a compliment to be chivvied for such a weird little landscape! I will post it on Friday night. The light isn't good enough to photograph now and I want to do one more thing to it. See you soon. :-) :-) This is getting to be an epic commenting session. Love it.