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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Landscape
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Impressionist
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What was your source for this piece? Improvisational

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. acrylic on canvas

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Is the piece for sale? Yes
Name of website or online shop: presently in my studio

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So what I have to learn more than anything is patience hahahaha! When acrylics have worked best for me are the times I have used them for an underpainting . I used to do a lot of decorative paiting and I liked blocking out in acrylics and overpainting in oils. I actually liked the Shiva Qucik Dry oils at the time but defeated their purpose using different mediums to extend drying time lol! I just loved the fact there were so many colors. I would really love to start painting again. It makes sense to me that you paint in layers to get your colors. That is what gives the luminosity I am sure. Parrish painted the same way layers and pure pigments. If I could paint like he did I would never put the brush down again ;)

09/05/2014 Flag

And those are wonderful tips too! Thank you very much!!!

09/05/2014 Flag

I think that Parrish painted as well as he did because he was totally passionate about it and spent every moment he could painting. I have found that every artist whose work I admire has spent huge amounts of time perfecting their craft and it has more to do with hard work than talent to get to the point of painting like any one of those artists paint. So....its harder as we get older to commit more time to things...even those things we love...but maybe the commitment to allocate more time to painting is the start of a wonderful journey. I find that the hard part is not becoming depressed when the skill doesn't seem to be keeping pace with the effort :)

09/05/2014 Flag

I can certainly see why you use the name kolorama!! Beautiful use and combinations of color. KUDOS!

12/29/2014 Flag

Thanks! I think that's one of the main reasons I paint...I love color!

01/09/2015 Flag

Love, love, LOVE what you do with skies and clouds. . . .oh yeah, land and water too; but, it's the clouds that get my attention!! I'm going to quote you, here. . . . "I find that the hard part is not becoming depressed when the skill doesn't seem to be keeping pace with the effort :)" truer words have not been spoken (written). It's so frustrating, I can see, in my mind, exactly what I want but my brush won't co-operate!

08/11/2015 Flag

Thank you. It's true. If you choose to take painting seriously I don't know if you'll ever be really happy with the results of your work. At least I find I rarely am. But that's okay. I think that that's our spirit continually desiring to do better....in every aspect of life.

08/12/2015 Flag

How inspiring!

08/31/2015 Flag

Thank you Celeste

09/01/2015 Flag