Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Color Play - SOLD

Color Play
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $40 plus $7 shipping.
Detail below.


When I opened my Pastel Journal email this morning, there was a little article by Richard McKinley about a technique he was using called "Sfumato," which apparently originated with Leonardo daVinci. I've gleaned that it refers to a blurred-edged, smoky kind of atmosphere in painting. No lines or hard edges. So I wanted to try it, just letting all the edges soften into each other. Kinda fun, I think, except that without meaning to, or trying to, my painting looks somewhat like the example.  I wasn't copying, I promise.

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