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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Step Four & Palette Knife Landscape"

This week for Paint Party Friday, I have two paintings to show you for the week.  I also did two ink drawings for the Diva Challenge which I posted on Monday night.  Below is my final painting done in Ann Feldman's Contemporary Impressionism class.  We all used only a palette knife and a photograph she had of the scene.  The main lesson was blocking in the three values, Dark, Mid and Light first thing.  But even as we did that we used lots of different colors in the correct value, as you can see if you click on the image to enlarge.

10"H x 8"W on Oil on GessoBord
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Next is an update on my galaxy painting.  This week I took out Saturn which was not in a good area.  Then I used all my dark colors of blues, alizarin, and veridian to make a more interesting sky/outer space in the background.  I also started mixing various grays to block in my paper clips, Christmas tree hooks, and washers.  Next I will finish painting my sculpture, add more planets in the background, and do the foreground.  Click to enlarge.
24"H x 18"W Oil on Stretched Canvas.  Happy Paint Party Friday!
Check all the other artists who have contributed their time this week.


24 comments:

  1. Love your impressionist scene, just wonderful! Great work with knife!

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  2. Love both of them and it seems that you are getting a lot out of the class... love those dots of colour that make it come alive in that top one... xx

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  3. Amazing work with the palette knife!! Such a beautiful seasonal piece!! I kept going back and forth to see the difference in your bits and piece painting... the planets definitely gave it more depth...can't wait to see what you do with it next!! Coming along lovely!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Just love the effcts you ahve achieved with the palette knife:)
    xx

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  5. wow Gloria the palette knife painting is fabulous, loving all the rich colours, you must be thrilled with it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Such a beautiful nature scene and such a playful Saturn! I have never been able to do a whole anything with just a palette knife! Happy PPF!

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  7. Wonderful landscape. I just adore the texture. :)

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  8. Great paintings! That class must be amazing, because your painting sure is.

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  9. Love how well you captured reflections on water and the water itself! Fab job! HPPF!

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  10. I've never tried painting with a palette knife. The texture you can acheive is so interesting. Great colors. I think your sculpture painting is great. Happy PPF

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  11. Gloria, your palette knife painting is beautiful. I love the reflection in the water. A gorgeous fall painting. And your solar system painting is creative and well done.

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  12. This is luscious. Amazing texture and colour in the landscape. I love it!

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  13. Love the idea of a contemporary impressionism class!
    The textures in your landscape painting - especially the lightest values - are lush and gorgeous!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. Love your impressionist painting - I'm planning on trying oil paints after the baby is born, since I think the slower drying time would help me snatch a few minutes here and there to paint and stay sane.

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  15. The palette knife painting rocks! Reflections are SO cool and almost seem to glow, just like I'd imagine they would in real life. Really cool!

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  16. Wow, that first painting really is awesome! Love the strong colors! And the other one is coming along nicely.

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  17. Gloria - I love your painting and that oil is marvelous. Love the different values in color that provide light and movement. Really beautifully done!

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  18. Super crazy about the first one especially Gloria! It marvelous!

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  19. ohhhh so pretty! I think you got the reflection perfect!

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  20. Love that first one! Wow! :)

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  21. Absolutely cheerful and the colors look stunning!

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  22. Gloria, beautiful work, both paintings, very different, but both eye catching ♥

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  23. these are both wonderful but I especially love the landscape painting-gorgeous!! Happy PPF!

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  24. Love your oil painting, there's just something about texture that in art that gets me so excited. The strong colors are fabulous! Happy PPF!

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