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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Reference As A Starting Point"

This past week I experimented with using a reference as a jumping off point for two different styles of painting.  The reference is from a photograph I took of one of the set-ups that I furnished for the palette knife workshop with Ann Feldman.


The Reference

The first painting was done with pastel in an impressionistic manner. Different colors and parts of the reference were left out.  I struggled with it, trying to get the colors and values what I wanted.


Impressionistic Version # 1

The second one came more easily because I "dreamed/thought"about it during the night, so I knew what I wanted to do when I got to the studio. It is a one-direction diagonal style pastel with lots of black interlaced.  I really like it.


Diagonal Version # 2

Both paintings may be enlarged to see more detail by clicking on the image.  After the holidays are over I may try some other styles modeled after the "Masters".          Any suggestions?  

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Have a good week and thanks for taking a look.

Gloria

31 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a good week.

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  2. Wow. So much work, they are both lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. I appreciate you comments.

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    1. Thank you so much, Valerie, I am glad you enjoyed them.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's new creations in 2015, too!

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  5. To be honest Gloria, I LOVE them both, hugs Annette x

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    1. Hi Annette, I hope all is going well with you and your family. Yes, it is so busy this time of year! I appreciate that you take the time to comment on so many blogs. Thank you, too for your "likes" on FaceBook.

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    1. Thank you Erika, for stopping by in this busy season to leave a comment.

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  7. Both are absolutely brilliant with color and beautiful to view.

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    1. Thank you, Faye. I am glad you enjoyed them.

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  8. I really like both of them. The first is full of light and the second has lots of movement.
    If I had to choose, I might choose the second because it is so different with these intense colours, but then I might choose the first because it is more calming and I like the pink background, turquoise cloth and the fruit.

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    1. Hi Sheila, thank you for stopping by. I value your opinions and am glad you can see interesting parts in each painting.

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  9. I love how you made 2 completely different paintings from the same reference photo. Great way to try out new techniques!

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    1. Thank you so much. I have so enjoyed your work this year and your summary of the year this week. Have a good break and we will enjoy your artwork again in 2015.

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  10. I love that you used the same reference point for both paintings... and hope you do more... I had a friend who had done something very similar and created a series of paintings which she then hung down a long narrow hallway in her house... she used gauguin, matisse, picasso, monet, kandinsky and a few others... those are the ones I can remember... there was one old master in there, and i am thinking Chardin... but maybe I am remembering wrong... it was a long time ago... I look forward to seeing more of these

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey. I will do my best to follow through in this direction. I tend to jump around and never finish a thought. But i think I would learn a lot by really studying the works of the masters you have mentioned. I will use your list as a starter.

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  11. Oh this is the style for you Gloria...wow these are brilliant! The reference is bland in comparison to your gorgeous works.. The way you use colour is unique eye candy for me... my eyes melt your paintings are so dreamy...If I had to choose which I like best out of the two I couldn't...I love the flowers in the first one and the purple and the angle in the second one...both would make gorgeous prints... Like Tracey said I could see a marvelous series....also hope to see more!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you so much. Now it is up to me to follow through...I tend to be flighty and go from one thing to another, always looking for "new". It would certainly be a learning experience, I must try!

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  12. Both of them are gorgeous! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Please excuse my tardiness in answering.
      Merry Christmas(past) and Happy New Year.

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  13. I cannot stop looking at the first one. So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! That is a real compliment.

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  14. Both are beautiful and distinctive. I like that you showed the reference photo. I hope you do more...Chagal-ish?

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    1. Thank you Irene. I am encouraged to continue.

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