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Shadow Pond

flippergirlpaints 13 Jan 2024

I did the black gesso underpainting, and then only used 1 color (premixed Bob's sap green + alizarin crimson) and white for the entire painting. I did the same thing on Hidden Creek, keeping that one more toward the reddish brown side. This one is more greenish brown. I love the effects of using the transparent color to create different value by just thinning it out. Adding white for the highlights really softens the color nicely.

For fun reference I will add the HIDDEN CREEK I painted in a thumbnail to compare the colors you can achieve with this fantastic "brown".



Just wow!!! I love the effect you have created with that greenish brown Pam! You brought this composition to another level. I can't stop looking at it. Hidden creek looks as spectacular. I am taking notes! 😁

Beautiful! Both of them really are top level Pam!

I love sap green brown also. This is beautiful.

Excellent job

This is beautiful!! I love everything about this especially the water.

Agree with all of the above comments. The monochrome amplifies the interest in this composition. Well done!

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Great work!

Amazing with only one color: fantastic painting!

Really gorgeous painting! Love the effects you achieved!

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Thanks to everyone!

Beautiful painting.

Looks nice. Very good contrast achieved.

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Thank you both Yucel and Tom!

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