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8×10, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Multimedia Artboard
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Finally this painting is done. Here is the painting demo, as promised. My palette consisted of:
Hansa Yellow Opaque
Hansa Yellow Light (fluid acrylics)
Napthol Red Light
Transparent Red Oxide (fluid acrylics)
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Titanium White

I started with the Transparent Red Oxide, using Golden Fluid Acrylics. After a few placement lines, I blocked in my midtones and darks:

Next, I added Ultramarine Blue for the coolest darks, and Hansa Yellow Light for the lightest areas.

Then I laid in my sky, using Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, and a touch of Phthalo Blue to bring the sky back to a mid-blue and give it a little chroma boost. (I apologize for the glare in this image.)

Once the sky is in, I start working local color, allowing my underpainting to show through in places. This is where I left off the other day, when I posted the image:

From there, I added more variations to my colors, filled out the textures of the trees, and pushed the lights and darks to create more contrast. Then the finishing touches went in, like the tree trunks and the stone wall in the background. Voila…done!

I hope you enjoyed following along with me in the painting process!

7 Responses to “Path Through the Open Land Foundation in North Salem, NY and painting demo”

I really like this painting, and enjoyed seeing the progress of the demo.

Acrylic Man! Way to make those Goldens sing. Goldens are tops. Great demo.

OOPS! Acrylic Woman! A real Golden girl.

Great demo and painting Jamie. Oh, I don’t know if its just me or not, your pictures aren’t showing on Firefox for me. I can see them on AOL.


This is lovely, thanks for sharing your process!

Rhonda, C Ousley, Lori and Bec, I’m looking forward to doing a large version of this painting during the winter. One of the benefits of doing all these small works is that it really gives us ideas for what will or won’t work in a larger size, and helps me examine some of the difficulties I might face when working up the bigger piece.


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