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The Magic of Fall

Voy Kay 07 Jan 2020

Canvas was a 16"x20" and all prepared with liquid white and liquid clear. The blue sky FAILED like hell and the reason was surprisingly enough ... a WAY TOO CHEAP canvas that had no primer at all. So with a lot of luck and lots of liquid white, I was more or less able to fix things. Then the other disaster came along .... I used far too much alazarin crimson and all of my background became a purple-like mess. With some tissue and again with some luck, I managed to hide almost all of it and get an acceptable background. So the start was very shaky yet from then on, all went well. Highlights are the tree, the leaves and the fence but the dead tree was unnecessary and did not feel right to me. A small challenge this one that took about 2 hours, brush cleaning included!


I like the tree and how you made highlights on the trunk! Good job!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thanks Sunnylady, that tree was the most fun to do. Till next one!

When I use budget canvas I always cover it with one or two layers of white gesso. It is very frustrating to discover during painting that the primer was not sufficient. The purple background is nice with the tree trunks before it.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dat klopt Jos, vroeger deed ik dit niet maar nu wel, dus als het een interessant werk betreft en ik gebruik een canvas uit de Action, dan leg ik eerst een flinke laag witte gesso erop! Of ik gebruik een high quality van Winsor & Newton of een Greenleafs van bij Martin Brinkhuis.

This creation was one of my earlier ones and not a success, except perhaps the trunks and the fence. I might consider doing this one over, now that I have improved quite a bit!
Thanks so much for visiting!!

Haha Voy, de Action, daar komen mijn canvasborden ook vandaan! 50 cent per stuk.

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