The final class pose of Spring 2009

There will be 5 sessions of this pose to complete the class. I’ve decided to experiment again with different groupings of a limited palette and paint a new painting each class – getting ready for the decisive painting of Plein Air.  I’ll replace this photo next week – the phone camera was on the smallest setting – whoops – and to get it up to 4 inches across is just too much Photoshop for my purposes here. The painting is on Baltic Birch plywood with Dick Blick professional artist gesso (acrylic) and it’s little, measuring 10×8 inches. The paints used are Gamblin’s Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Perylene and Indian Yellow with Radiant White. All strong transparent colors that, as classmate Dave observed, “Play well together.”

(edited on 4.04 – here’s a better shot – and it will enlarge)

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2 Responses to “The final class pose of Spring 2009”


  1. 1 laraine March 30, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I would love to see a bigger photo before you paint on this again.

  2. 2 carolsartblog March 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Hi Laraine! I’ll definitely have a better shot of this next week. I am doing one painting a week, getting into Plein Air mode. CC wants a larger painting surface – is that something they all learn in “Teaching Painting 101”?


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