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kantos  ·  392 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My eighth oil painting: Morning Meadow

Did you do the sun before or after the surrounding clouds? Been plunking around with my oil pastels before bed lately. Distinguishing the sun is a little odd when trying to blend it with the sky's coloring without making it stand out too much.

mk  ·  392 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Before and then after, kind of back and forth. I've come to realize it's not the sun itself, but the highlights elsewhere that control its brightness/tone.

Frederic Church was the master of this:

b_b  ·  391 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hope you went to see the recent Church exhibit at the DIA. Unbelievable. It was paired with a Monet exhibit, and it made you yawn at the Monets by contrast.

mk  ·  391 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I did. Church is pretty amazing. However, I kinda feel like he was just going for the wow factor after a point. There's one at the de Young museum in SF that's literally a double-rainbow over a huge waterfall.

It's amazing and ridiculous.

kantos  ·  392 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh fuck yeah. Thanks for the source material and name!