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Sunday, January 16, 2011
Red Top Mountain studies
With my son having an unexpected week off from school during "Snowmagedon 2011," I still haven't been able to get completely back into my painting groove. But in trying to steal tiny blocks of studio time here and there, I've been working up small color studies. I find that it's the thought process that gets rusty when my painting routine gets interrupted, so these little practice studies are a less frustrating way to help me get back up to speed. In these three 5x7ish studies, I varied the colors as well as the areas of contrast for each. As rough as they are, notice that they still each convey a very different mood. In my Monday and Thursday morning pastel classes, we'll be examining this some more.