Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)

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Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)

Post by JJWilliamson » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:59 am

Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cms. Just trying for a peaceful scene.

Revision on top.

Latest revision on top of the revision. :)

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Re: Day's End (Last Painting of 2019)

Post by Macavity » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:36 pm

hi JJ

It is peaceful, and chilly, though I expect those magpies will be breaking the silence soon enough :D

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Re: Day's End (Last Painting of 2019)

Post by JJWilliamson » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:57 pm

Thanks, mac

Yes, those mag's will be breaking the silence soon. If not, you can guarantee there'll be a flock
of cawing crows making a racket as they head for the roost. :)

Thanks for looking in. I'll post a revision after this post, which should help to emphasise the not quite fading light. I've touched the
riverbanks and changed the palette for the shadows. Also dabbled with the sky. That's it for now.

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Re: Day's End (Last Painting of 2019)

Post by Macavity » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:06 am

Thumbs up on the sky JJ. It has far more presence. What palette did you use for your shadows?

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Re: Day's End (Last Painting of 2019)

Post by JJWilliamson » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:29 pm

Thanks, mac. I've yet another revision to post after this reply. :)

This should be it.

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Thumbs up on the sky JJ. It has far more presence. What palette did you use for your shadows?

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Re: Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)

Post by Macavity » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:03 pm

I see your water has iced up more JJ, and there's more blue in the snow!

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Re: Day's End (revision 2 on top of revision 1)

Post by JJWilliamson » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:34 am

Thanks again, mac, for coming back to this thorny effort.

Believe it or not I'm still working on this. I've decided to darken the edges
of the sky and snow considerably to intensify the central glow.

The palette for the shadows was titanium white, phthalo blue, cadmium red and a touch of Paynes grey.
It gives one of the many "artist's greys". They are softer than a combination of black and white. You can
even add a touch of primary yellow to the mix, although I'm always scared of a potential green emerging.

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PS

It's starting to look like a "Spot the Difference" comp'. :)

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