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The Story of "Holiday Glow"

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I mentioned that I get a bit intimidated when starting a painting. I'm there. This one will be tough to pull off.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/12/2006 11:51:54 PM
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Stone

 

I'm working on the stone wall of my next painting tonight...

...and I'm reminded how very much I enjoy purple, red, and yellow.

It's such a lovely combination of color.

I'm using my small brush and enjoying that too, where I painted my previous painting entirely with the mid-sized brush. Funny how a change of brush can articulate in a completely different voice.

Break over... back to it :)

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/13/2006 10:08:15 PM
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Holiday Glow (Painting Renamed)

 

Working on the painting tonight and I think I've decided on the title "Holiday Glow." I reserve the right to change my mind of course, but that seems fitting enough for now.

I have detail work to do on the sections that are new, but it's coming along fine, I think. I do need to fix an angle problem that I have in the store window, but I'll get to that in the next go pass at it. (ETC: Now somewhat fixed... at least the angles are better...)

I brought the humidifier out of the shed today and I have that going beside me. With acrylics, I need humidity, otherwise the paint dries too fast to remain useable for long.

I also video'd my work in a trial of youtube... I'll upload that when the video is done cooking.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/14/2006 8:27:39 PM
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Half-Done

 

I love painting. I'm halfway on this one... having a great time.

Time for new palette paper. I've worn this one out.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/14/2006 11:19:46 PM
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Last Break

 

This is my last break before I finish it up. I'm making my final considerations about color choices and composition.

Posting my progress to the web site here helps me look at it from a fresh perspective and see what problems I might have that I might not otherwise see. On a complicated painting like this one, such a practice is a good idea and prevents serious problems. For example, I would not have caught my error in the window angles had it not been for publishing the scanned image.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/15/2006 1:45:56 AM
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Holiday Glow

 

I had a bit of panic at the end of this one with the tree on the right, but I dashed in with some green at the end and saved the depth of it. Whew!

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/15/2006 4:01:15 AM
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Holiday Glow Video Story

 

The video of my progress in painting Holiday Glow... music by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 10/15/2006 10:43:23 AM
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