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Original Creation

Study After John Constable

dracula 30 May 2020

This is an 8x10 study of The Vale of Dedham by John Constable from 1828. I really appreciate Constable's way of capturing the rugged chaos of nature, both in terms of color and form. For me particularly, I like his seemingly loose style combined with a considerable amount of fine detail. As I understand it, he would often complete a full-size painted sketch ahead of time for his more notable works. Apparently some of his larger paintings took many years to complete.

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Impressive job Dracula! I just read wikipedia about John Constable and looked at the paintings. I noticed in some sky is way more loose than everything that happens on the ground. His works are beautiful!
I think you did amazing study work!

fantastic painting .. really well done ..

dracula Power Painter

Thank you both! I found this one quite enjoyable to paint. For the first time, I used canvas laminated on panel. That, along with Maroger medium, made the surface grippy and sticky in a way that I really liked.

The original painting is about 5 feet tall (122cm), so I'm happy enough with the detail I achieved at 8x10 inches.

Thanks for sharing close up photo! Very loose brush strokes!

This is truly amazing. And to be done on an 8" x 10" canvas is impressive.

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

Excellent job and study as well!Love the earth tones.Very well done.

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