March 23, 2008

New Landscapes and old exercises

Landsdowne Road, 10 x 14", March 22, 2008
Annapolis Basin, 14 x 21, March 2008
Cool Daisy, 5 x 7", 2007
Warm Daisy 5 x 7", 2007
I was experimenting with using warm and cool to create form. This is an exercise from Jeanne Dobie's book "Making Color Sing" which I enjoyed doing. I have found her book very educational and helpful, though I have since discovered through other readings and my own tests that some of the pigments that she recommends most highly are very prone to fading.
On the topic of fading I endeavour to use only those pigments which do not fade at all. I have determined this through quite a bit of research and my own light fastness tests of the pigments that I do use.

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