Monday, January 19, 2009

Technicolor Jefferson

Jefferson Memorial
8" x 8", oil

My first submission to DSFDF.

OK, I went a little nuts with the colors. I think I tend to do that when I haven't painted for awhile, in a addition to painting from a photo. I'm still working out some sort of method to the madness. I've been using Shelby Keefe's underpainting method for awhile now, but I'd like to try the all black canvas method that Karin Jurick uses, or maybe a hybrid of the two??

Two steps forward, one step back? Seems more like one forward, two back right now... but at least I painted something!!

13 comments:

  1. Wow! and what a way to debut on DSFDF! Congrats!

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  2. Yes....Carrie. Love all of this color. I am a color nut.
    Great way to join in.

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  3. Niece piece and I like the added colors too.

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  4. Carrie, I like this piece with all the beautiful color. I'm curious what the Shelby Keefe underpainting is.
    Welcome to the group!

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  5. Carrie - You took two GIANT step forward with your submission to DSFDF. Love Your vibrant colors, dramatic sky and bold brushstrokes. Bravo to you!

    Mom

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  6. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Dana, Shelby is a Milwaukee artist that I met once years ago, I was able to sit in for one day in her open studio/class. I probably won't do her method justice, but here's what she does. She uses acrylics for the underpainting for the fast dry time. She sketches out her painting in black or a dark color, then fills everything in like a coloring book with the opposite color, oranges, blues, greens, reds, purples right out of the tube. I learned a lot in that one day, especially not to worry about rules!

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  7. Very nice take on this Carrie. I love the vibrancy of this painting.

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  8. Beautiful painting, Carrie - I love your lively brushwork and colors. Welcome to the group!

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  9. Cannot decide if I like your painting the best or second best??

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  10. Excellent painting! The great exuberant colors make it a standout!

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  11. Thank you to Vern, Edward, and Dean for your comments. It's so nice to hear from such a talented bunch!

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  12. Great site Carrie. I like your work - especially the energetic brushstrokes. Very unique. Thanks for the link to Shelby's site, she has some cool paintings too. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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