Kidwell Farm Shadows

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There’s a fair amount going on in the shadows in the painting, and I am only just getting into to it. It was good to lay in some shadow washes and start to build out of of the structure and distance. I have kept with a limited palette of Cobalt Blue, Nickel Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Pyrrolidine Red (sennelier permanent alizarin crimson deep) and Viridian. It’s a nice quartet to work with. I have been using the crimson as a base for all my earth tones now. It’s a versatile pigment. Still tinkering with my overall palette choices.

In painting this I am wishing there were more opportunities for some more expressive brush strokes. I might need to start another one to balance things out.

Thanks for reading.

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2 thoughts on “Kidwell Farm Shadows

  1. lesliepaints April 6, 2014 / 11:00 am

    I really love the simplicity of this, Corey. One of the most overlooked eye-catchers in composition is the ability of the artist to simplify a subject and get at the bare essence. You have done that here. I like the feeling of looking through shadow to light. …and nice shapes and arrangement!

    • coreyaber April 7, 2014 / 11:59 pm

      Thank you. That makes me feel better about this painting, as I have recently lost interest in it I will now get back at it!

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