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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Same scene, different medium
Meandering Stream, oil, 11 x 14
This is a another exercise of painting in oil from an existing pastel painting. I used only the pastel painting (Quiet Stream at Sunrise, 12 x 14, scroll a few posts down to see) as my reference. With a few adjustments to my composition, since the 11 x 14 proportions of my canvas didn't match my 12 x 14 reference painting, I was ready to go with my oil version of this same scene. I'm finding that my next challenge is to learn to photograph the shiny surface of oil paintings without the reflective glare. As a pastel artist for many years, this is a new problem for me!