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Oil on Board - 8 x 12
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I was out painting a demo today with two students from Manningtree.  It was a nice Autumn morning so lots of colour to work with.
#art class #Landscape #manningtree

#art class #Landscape #manningtree

http://edsartclasses.com/?p=967
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Oil on Board - 8 x 10"
The sun was low behind me for this one.  I liked the mossy and eroded posts just sticking out of the sand. They help communicate a sense of time.  Im not sure how old they are or who put them there, but they are an interesting mark on the landscape  - too old to be of use and wont have many years left before being washed away.

#boats #impermanence #Ipswich #rivers #time

http://edsartclasses.com/boats-rivers-nacton-shores-4/
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As you can see from this and the last painting were painted using a portrait format.  After the first few years of painting outdoors I made the commitment to always try to bring a viewfinder with me.  When I arrive at a location the first thing I do is have look around with it.  It really helps the process of deciding what to paint and how to crop things to create a balanced composition.

#boats #Oil Painting #Orwell #Plein Air #rivers #viewfinder

http://edsartclasses.com/boats-rivers-nacton-shores-3/
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One element I have been experimenting with this year is how I apply the initial tone to the canvas.  I only recently discovered the correct term for this is Imprimatura.  In the past I used to tone on the spot in relation to the mood and sky, sometimes grey sometimes yellow ochre etc.  I like to think of it as an intuitive response to the scene and the lighting and just try to imagine what will work well as an undertone.

#artoftheday #gallery #paint #artwork #artist #inspiration #artsale

http://edsartclasses.com/boats-rivers-nacton-shores-2/
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One element I have been experimenting with this year is how I apply the initial tone to the canvas.  I only recently discovered the correct term for this is Imprimatura.  In the past I used to tone on the spot in relation to the mood and sky, sometimes grey sometimes yellow ochre etc.  I like to think of it as an intuitive response to the scene and the lighting and just try to imagine what will work well as an undertone.

http://edsartclasses.com/boats-rivers-nacton-shores-2/
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