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Hudson Fellowship Day 22

Kaaterskill Lower Falls Value Sketch
(work in progress)
9 x 12 inches
oil on linen

This is the same basic composition I did a couple days ago in color. I decided I need to do a detailed value sketch if I am going to flesh this out into a larger, finished painting. I started with an "open grisaille" yesterday using burnt umber and turpentine (called "open" because the white canvas shows through). Today I started to refine it as a "closed grisaille", using white paint, burnt umber, and ultramarine (called "closed" because when it's done the canvas will be covered with paint).

Pool Study (work in progress)
6 x 8 inches
oil on linen

I also started a color study close-up of the pool of water at the bottom of my composition. This is still really unrefined, I wanted to take it further today but I'm using a new type of canvas panel and the wet paint does not stick well when I try to add more layers. I'll be able to take it further another day once the paint has set up a bit.

We're starting to wind down to the end here, just a few more days of study here in the Catskills before we all go back to our respective studios. The last day of the Fellowship is this Sunday, August 2; I can't believe it's going by so fast!

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Reader Comments (5)

As the camera pulls back and the sound of my voice trails off echoing through the Hudson River Valley.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Becker

Hi there Sadie! Been following your blog with great envy and awe! Great work and informative posts!

What kind of canvas panel are you using that wont let the paint stick to it? I myself am a panel guy, and I'm experimenting with different substrates. I'm getting a load of the W&N oil primer next week, do you have any experience with that?

Best regards Tim

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTim

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your Fellowship adventure, following your daily progress.

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Buckner

once again , your touch makes me feel like to go to studiu and work .
thanks .

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaio Fernandes

I always learn with your posts... thanks!

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina
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