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Monday, March 23, 2015

Oil Painting lesson with Gregory Smith - Day7

Today is the last day of this painting.
I did more work on leaves and a figurine.
Greg told me that the colour of the leaves are not quite right. This time, he used Viridian and Cad Lemon that are much more truthful to the colour we see.
I also made its red colour much warmer.

I noticed that the figurine was a bit smaller and asked him how I should change its size at this stage of painting. He suggested that I should leave it for now. He also pointed out that its head was too big, in comparison to its body, so, I reduced its size. Its red colour needed to be much warmer, he told me, so I put more Cad Red and a touch of Cad Lemon.

Finally, the floor needed to be lightened. I put a mixture of White and Yellow Ochre.

Looking back, I really struggled on this one. Plants are always a big challenge, and I found a figurine very difficult to paint due to its size.

It was a very good subject to study, and I learned a lot.

We'll have a two week break. There are many inspiring painters in this class, and I'm loving it.
I'm looking forward to coming back after Easter.

Oil on panel. 16 x 20 in.

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