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May 19, 2010

Another Brittany picture, done from a photo.  Nita, a painter I admire very much, has been stopping by and leaving helpful comments since I started this project. Yesterday, she sent me the link to the blog finirenbeauté, where Jean-Pierre Pyat posts his amazing work (really – go have a look) and his thoughts on various aspects of painting.  His article on values (in French) puts a simple spin on the subject.  He explains that he tries to keep values down to just four in his paintings, and to use value to move the viewer’s eye through the painting. (Nothing new, I know, but  said in a new way to me).  I first made a value sketch in black and white based on the photo, which helped me to work out some of the problems :

Then I tried hard to stick to my basic design.

So that’s 29 for me  in the 100 landscapes project.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2010 8:05 pm

    Looks great Casey. Nice to have a friend help.
    Doing great on your goal also!

  2. May 20, 2010 6:44 am

    Très beau paysage. Quel courage pour ce projet de 100 paysages à l’huile ! en tout cas j’aime beaucoup celui-ci, il a tellement de profondeur avec son premier plan sombre et son arrière-plan lumineux et pâle.

  3. Sandy permalink
    May 20, 2010 3:30 pm

    Wow Casey, these are glorious – but then your work always is!!! and thanks for the link – what wonderful work to study!

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