Friday, September 18, 2009

"German Boats" - SOLD



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Another painting in the dreary weather that I am very happy to have done. Actually, there are a few beneftis of painting in overcast conditions, in my opinion: 1. the light doesn't change much at all, so there's no chasing of it; 2. you don't have to worry about finding shade, for you or your painting; and 3. you don't have to worry about warm vs. cool - it's pretty much all cool.

Some of you have suggested I do some still lifes or interiors, and I would really love to, but the mineral spirits I have are too stinky to use inside. I looked for Gamsol at an art store in Freiberg, but they had never heard of it. Alas.

5 comments:

Gringo Zero said...

I'd learned that in sunlit scenes that what is lit is warm and what is not directly lit is cool. I met a painter who insisted that on overcast days it reverses, and he made all his shadow areas warmer.

Maybe it's just the contrast he was going for.

I'm seeing that a bit some of those boat shadows. Maybe your subconscious was pushing you in that direction. Hmmm. Gotta try this myself sometime.

Anita Tresslar said...

Carol, I am an artist with chemical
allergies so I am aware of the mineral spirits smell. I use linseed oil or safflower oil as a medium. Don't know if safflower oil
is available in Germany but it works fine without any odor.

Anita

lilly piri said...

That is a lovely painting. :) Not sure how long you'll be here, but Gerstaecker.de sells odorless turpentine substitute / terpentinersatz geruchlos. I haven't ordered from them before, but they seem to be good.

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Carol-it's amazing how well this piece reads, value, shapes, even as a thumbnail. It popped up on my sidebar on my blog this morning and knocked my socks off! It's been great seeing your works from Germany--a bit of armchair travel for me and interesting seeing you work in the landscape each day.

sepide said...

great!so beautiful,so fresh,so good.go on girl!