At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Work in Progress


I started a new painting this week, for me a large canvas 30" x 24" using Atelier Interactive Acrylics -
First I  decided  it would be a Landscape - having taken a lot of photos on our recent trip to Dartmoor, of course, it wasn't too difficult to decide that would be my inspiration.  Sketching out an idea of how I wanted it along with my photo references.....

-  making a mental note to make sure the actual painting didn't look like a face!!! -
(take a close look at this sketch and you'll see why I thought that)
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Step 1 -  was to prepare said canvas with a coat of white gesso - When that was dry I gave it a coat of
    Burnt Sienna (slightly watered down) to take the starkness away from the white canvas staring at me!...



When that was dry

Step 2  - was to put in some Pthalo Blue for the sky and Titanium White for the clouds... 



Step 3 - Putting in the distant hills and start adding the foreground.   (The cloud shadows
   were a mix of  Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue)...




Step 4 - Adding the river, which was a repeat of the sky colours - plus adjusting various parts of the sky as I went along...




Step 5 -  This is where I started developing the banks on either side of the river...






















Step 6 - Where I am now, having added more to the foreground and placed some rocks in the river...




I will leave it alone for a few days, may be even longer, let it settle down and come back to it with a clearer idea of where I go from here.  Hope you have enjoyed seeing the Work in Progress so far.


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64 comments:

  1. Looking very good so far, Ann! xx

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    1. Thanks Pat - fingers crossed it will continue:)

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  2. This is beautiful and it's so interesting to see the step by step as you progress. I always love to hear artists mention the actual colours they use although it makes me feel like a fraud as I don't think I even know the names of the paints - I just mix them around until I get the colour I want!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pointy Pix - I know what you mean about mixing paints, sometimes I just pick up tubes and mix, if the colour I want appears I use it:)

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  3. I love this! It's so beautiful already, I really enjoyed your work in progress process.

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    1. Thanks Lisa - glad you stopped by.

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  4. Wow that is certainly a large canvas! Of course you had an overdose of inspiration in Dartmoor! I love to see the steps, I like it so far!

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    1. Exactly Judy!... with Dartmoor so much on my mind I thought I better use it.
      I only wish my camera would take the pictures of the canvas better, more detail in the banks should have shown up, but oh well, sometimes we have to grin and bear it.

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  5. We really liked seeing it develop and what a beautiful picture. Have a great Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly - have a great day yourself.

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  6. Thanks for the peek into your studio. There's a fascination to see how others work, where their ideas and inspiration come from.

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    1. Thanks CJ - I love seeing how others work too.

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  7. Your work is always exquisite ~ this one is beautiful and well planned (I could see the face) and your follow through is divine ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment Carol - glad you could see the face too! It is so easy to get faces into things if you're not careful, it's usually Rocks with me, I always seem to get faces in them...lol.

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  8. It was fun to watch the piece take shape. I hope you will put a final photo in when you are finished because I have a feeling you will be tweeking it along the way.

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    1. That's right Joann, I will be tweaking. Hopefully not too much though and yes I will post the completed painting.

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  9. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing how it developed!!!

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  10. I truly enjoyed seeing your process, a beautiful painting!

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  11. Beautiful! I like seeing your steps as you develop it!!

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  12. Yes, I've enjoyed and much, I love to see the work of painters gold method, thanks for sharing with us, will wait until or have finished. Saludos

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  13. I loved seeing the work in progress - a magical transformation before my very eyes. Wonderful!

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  14. beautiful so far, thanks for showing your process!

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  15. Thank you Carolyn, Robin Panzer Art, Joan T, La Abela, WrightStuff and
    Christine - I really appreciate you stopping by:)

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  16. I really like seeing how you put a painting together. Nicely started and it looks like you are on track for a beauty! Happy PPF

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  17. Absolutely YES, I enjoy seeing how you do this...you certainly know how to bring a canvas alive! Thank you Ann for sharing your process here. One can learn a great deal from watching you paint. It is already a beautiful piece of art.
    HPPF too!

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  18. Thanks Marji :)

    Thanks Lynn:)

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  19. I just love to see and read about your process. I struggle with acrylics, but just watching this has given me some insights that I knew not before! Do share when you are completely done, please!

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    1. I hope this will encourage you to give acrylics a go Minnemie. Bear in mind I used the Atelier Interactive Acrylics by Chrome. They blend and when the paint dries you can spray with clear water, they reactivate and you continue as though they have never dried in the first place. Makes life very easy. But I would say practise and practise with them, and most of all have fun.

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  20. This is really beautiful! Thank you for showing us your work as you go - I love seeing it progress.

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    1. Thanks Tina - I will show the completed painting when I have finished it.

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  21. OMG!!! Beautiful, beautiful work!!! You made it look so easy to paint landscapes, I'm really bad at that. Thank you for the step by step. Excellent job!!!

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    1. Thanks Nora...I struggled with landscapes at one time, but just kept going at it and found the method that worked for me. So keep at it and don't give in I'd say:)

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  22. This is beautiful! And I like that you mention which colors you use - it's cool to see how other artists get the effect they want

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    1. Thanks Caitlyn - I usually try to mention the colours as it often helps others with ideas - glad you like it.

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  23. Gorgeous work in progress! Especially love how you developed the banks in the painting!
    How wonderful to work from vacation photos you took!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Many thanks Mary.....yes working from photos you have personally taken can help so much.

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    1. Thanks Robin - my muse was in a good mood:)

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  25. this is so wonderful! i'm glad i found your blog through PPF!

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    1. Glad you dropped by Debbie...I'm your new follower too..yay.

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  26. Wow, your shading is quite masterful. I really love what you did with the river and the clouds look photographic.

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    1. Thanks so much Sabina - the clouds were slow to develop at first but suddenly came together....thank goodness:)

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  27. I love seeing the progression of a painting like this! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    1. Thanks Karen - glad you enjoyed it:)

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  28. Anns, boa noite!
    Fiquei encantada a seguir o seu trabalho passo a passo.O resultado final é muito bom.Acho fantástica essa forma de partilhar todos os momentos da sua pintura. Um grande abraço.
    M. Emília

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    1. Thank you very much Maria - so glad you enjoyed the step by step process.

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  29. I love watching others paint something. This is going to be a wonderful painting when you finish it. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Our lovely warm weather went south for a few days.. its been pouring for two days. Happy PPF.

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    1. Thank you Cris - sorry to hear your warm weather travelled south, hope the rain has now stopped. It has stopped here, at least for a day, we live in hope of a Summer of warm sunny days to come:)

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  30. This is really EXCITING! It's like one of those cliffhanger serials where you are sitting in the edge of your seat waiting for the next episode!! I love the story so far.
    PS I was at a yard sale on Saturday and found a little tiny dish made by C H Brannam pottery in Barnstaple.... only 25 cents. Bargoooon!

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    1. Glad you like it Shammickite, I'll do another post in a week or so when hopefully I will have done some more to it. I always think it is best to leave things a while and go back to them with fresh eyes. Amazing you found a Brannam Pottery item over there, it had certainly travelled a long way.

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    2. I have a couple of large Brannam items that I'm very fond of. One is a dish that looks like a dragon (extremely ugly but I love it) and the other one is a black cow milk jug.... you know the kind. Tip it up and milk comes out of the cow's mouth. I may have to do a blog about them.

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    3. Oh definitely do a blog about them, I'd love to see it.

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  31. wow, you're really a talented painter!

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    1. Thank you very much Daniele:)

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  32. Wonderful sky Ann. I like the steps and thought process. I have never used interactive acrylic, must give them a try. I look forward to seeing your painting when it is complete.

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    1. Thanks Karen - do give the Interactives Acrylics a try, they are great for blending and, if you enjoy oils, they are particularly good as they work in a similar way. They dry quicker than oils, and they are easy to clean up.

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  33. OMG! Gorgeous sky!! Love it!! Great job Ann!!

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  34. Absolutely interesting to see your procedure...I enjoy and learn !

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  35. So great to see your process,Ann. After a year and a half of very small paintings, I am wishing to do some larger landscapes, too. But until I get three rooms(small)of paintings organized or gotten rid of, I have no where to put a large canvas.

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    1. Thanks Gloria, glad you have stopped by. Hope you get to do a large canvas soon, so nice to use arm movements rather than just hand.

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