Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Using Greens

Before I look at my first lesson from the Vinita Pappas "Going Green" online workshop, I was thinking of past paintings of mine that were studies in green.
This piece was done on a paint-out with one of the plein air groups at Franklin Canyon Park in Los Angeles last month.  There is a dam and lake at the location.  This is the duck pond and the many ducks were so much fun to watch.  It started out as a dreary day and my first wash barely dried.  This piece didn't turn out the way I envisioned when I started painting, but ended up with a nice mood after all, with ducks.  Lots of greens!


This piece was painted last year and was one of the first exercises I tried on the Paint My Photo website.  It's a painting with green practice which was a lesson in one of the groups, done from one of the photos on the site.



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  1. Sherry, These are lovely, you seem to have the greens mastered.

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    1. Thank you Karen! They are a struggle while painting it seems.

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  2. I think you handled the greens very well. I hope you will post your work from Vinita's class. I'd love to see it.

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    1. Thanks Tom! I hope I do something presentable in the workshop.

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  3. Me too I would love to seem them..... will be so interesting to see the before and after!!

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    1. Hi Judith! So far we're mixing lots of greens, and I've already learned something new so that's wonderful. I think if we end up with a painting, the before and after will be subtle since I've never been an "out of the tube" green painter, but I've got more options in my head already. :-)

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  4. Hi Sherry. Sorry forgot to add your blog to my list. Done now. There are certainly a lot of green charts to work on. Fun though and I've learnt lots already too. See you in the Going Green Group. Laura x

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    1. Hi Laura! I need to apply myself to some more mixing. I see some in the group are really ambitious.

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  5. The transparency in these sun filled greens works beautifully!

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    1. Thank you Mary! I really appreciate that!

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