BLACK&WHITE VALUE STUDIES again =)

Nothing is like the feeling of a new painting just started. The odor of the paint, the new sheet of paper, carefully taped to the surface and the favorite tools ready by the palette. Oh yes, I am addicted to cold wax and oil, and I love it!

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MORE TRIADS UNDER PROGRESS (exploring the primaries, red/blue/yellow)

These paintings have been through vast transformations, it is actually a miracle that the paper is still intact after major scraping operations!

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4 TRIADS STILL UNDER PROGRESS

Triad continuing (French ultramaine, Alizarin crimson and Deep Kadmium yellow)Oh my God, now I’ve been working with these for about 10 hours in one session, and it’s 6 in the morning. Well, here they are and I will do nothing more on them before I’m well awake again! Good night everyone, I really wonder what…

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New set of triads under exploration

Here is most of the under-painting covered, and the hunt for new lines and interesting texture and content begins. I am feeling like a mix of an archaeologist and builder while working in this medium. I really enjoy this feeling =)

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COLD WAX AND OIL, triad exercises

In this exercise I used French ultramarine, Crimson alizarine and deep Cadmium yellow for my triad. In addition I mixed each of the colors individually with gray value scale. This is exciting work, and it is challenging too. But most of all, it is highly educational! I really look forward to continue on these paintings…

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COLD WAX AND OIL, complementary exercise

MODULE 4 Complementary and b&w This really was challenging for me. I don’t have a lot to choose from, so after a lot of search online for complementary colors I ended up with Alizarin Crimson and Viridian. The green I like, but the scarlet and grey mix, I right out and frankly hate. This exercise…

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COLD WAX AND OIL

Monochromatic exercise I am so lucky to have joined Pamela Coughey’s online course in this fantastic medium. It is a whole lot of information and a lot to learn, but ooooh, is this fun, great fun! And the left over paint went into new projects, many actually, a lot to play with at a later…

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