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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Perfect Day


A4
Another figurative work, but a bit tighter this time as I did not want this to fail (like a previous one which was due to working too fast and too loose!)
I have worked a little slowly and methodically on this one, it took me about 3 hours from start to finish; and used a limited palette of Burnt sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber and French Ultramarine.(And a dash of red- don't remember which one!) These are my favorite hues - I can paint with these even if I don't have any other color in my kit!
Personally I like the result, and I would love to paint some more scenes from around the town.
Please do let me know what do you think of this effort.

16 comments:

  1. I think it is fabulous, Arti! You've got amazing depth of field and it seems as though we're walking right behind them. The palette works beautifully and I'm amazed at your variety of colors obtained from the limited palette.

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    1. Thank you,Sherry! I have tried to keep it interesting by not over working the background.Glad you liked it..

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  2. The color choices work very well. Like the sense of abstraction placed against the realistic subject matter.

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    1. That's pretty accurate assessment,Tony! This is what I wanted to achieve, avoiding the detail in background to keep the composition interesting.

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  3. I like this, too, Arti. The brown bag, touched with blue, is especially eye-catching.
    Kathryn

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    1. Just playing with color, Kathryn :) I liked dropping different colors in shadow areas- can't wait to do it again.

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  4. This effort is wonderful. I read your comment on HMuxo. She captured that master's paint. I recognized it immediately from the smirk that always made me smirk. Thanks for the shipping info in your current post. Nice to know.

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    1. Thank you, Roth for visiting me and leaving a comment.Always nice to make new friends!

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  5. Arti, you do beautiful work, especially on figures and portraits. I do like the limited b/g on this one, makes you focus only on the figures. Shipping - so sorry to hear about your bad luck on last shipped painting. Perhaps an extra layer of cardboard on either side of foamboard inside the package and lots of "fragile" stickers on outside? Good luck.

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    1. Thank you Deb! I have now decided to use a sturdier backing board and wrap my painting in a few layers of bubble wrap - so that they do not get bent or creased when handled roughly.That was a wake up call! :)

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  6. PERFECTION!!! i am in love with this Arti! i pinched it to put in my inspiration folder, i hope you don't mind! wonderful!

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    1. That is so sweet of you, Suzanne.I should not be on the net if I mind! Hope you are doing well.

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