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Original Creation

Study After Anton Gerlach

dracula 13 Mar 2021

This is a study of a painting call "Philadelphia" by an artist named Anton Gerlach from around 1880. To be honest, I don't really know anything about this artist except he's considered an "American Barbizon" painter. In fact, the only photograph I could find of this painting is from an auction site that has it displayed in its original ornate gold frame. That being said, I think I stayed within the spirit of the original



So fantastic

Great painting Dracula! I was always wondering how toned canvas would create warmth. I think it does indeed looking at your painting. It does not feel there is a thick layer of paint there. Great brush work!

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Thank you @Boof and @SunnyLady; I appreciate your kind words!

The toned canvas in this case was acrylic. The timing was compressed so it didn't have time to do it in oil as I usually would. I think the toning does add warmth.

Of the master studies I've done, I think this is the first one where I opted to paint foreground items on top of the background, as in a Bob Ross painting. It seemed best to establish the hills in the back before adding the main trees.

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