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Friday, December 9, 2016

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Farm at Old McHenry and Route 22"

This week I am so happy to have been chosen by the random generator to show examples of my art on Paint Party Friday, hosted by Kristin and Eva.  There are at least 60-80 artists every week exhibiting on this wonderful site.  You truly get to know your fellow contributors from around the world.

This week I will keep it short and simple!


I finished to my liking a scene from a photo taken from my car at an intersection- while stopped at the red light, of course!  I was attracted to the cluster of farm buildings and a typical Mid-Western farmhouse.  The painting went through extreme changes as I progressed.  I printed it in color and black and white.  I had done a thumbnail sketch of it in my class with Kim Casebeer and also used that as a guide.   The bottom sketch below is my thumbnail of this scene.


Then when deciding what colors to use, I leafed through a copy of National Geographic and found a page that appealed to me.  But even there my colors drifted into more of the blues and purples than the pale yellows and violets. This is the end result.  Titled "The Farm at Old McHenry and Route 22".
10"H x 20"W. Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.

Thank you for visiting and for leaving your comments.
And thank you again, Kristin and Eva for giving me this opportunity!
Happy PPF, everyone!

Gloria

24 comments:

  1. I LOVE your new painting, the colours are wonderful. Congrats on being featured, I was happy to see your name come up today! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much, Valerie, you are always an inspiration to me.

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  2. Congrats on being featured. This painting is gorgeous. I love how the light warms the landscape. Happy PPF

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  3. You got the scene to live in the lovely painting. Love the soft colours and mood of peace.
    Have a happy weekend ❤❤❤

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  4. beautiful work Gloria and congrats on your feature!

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  5. Gloria, I was so impressed when I saw the black and white thumbnail sketches, but then, wow, the color version took my breath away. It is so gorgeous!

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  6. Nice soft pastels in your painting; Happy PPF

    much love...

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  7. this is a gorgeous painting with nice soft colours that make it look so serene and peaceful. I love the play of light and shadow. Congrats on being featured!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I used a couple of the methods taught in our abstract class with Joan Fullerton.

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  8. It's so nice to see the transformation from sketch to beautiful painting. I adore the colors you chose!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It is interesting to me how my original color choices and the mood changed from how it started out.

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  9. Your Farm in color is stunning! I love the bluish shades. Have a nice weekend!

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  10. I was so happy to see your art up front this week...after last weeks wonderful post jammed with so much gorgeous artwork!! This is phenomenal as well... thanks for sharing your process of creating it!! Wonderful little tips to choosing line and colour!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you. I always enjoy your most insightful comments on your postings.

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  11. wow, you created a beautiful light in your art. Love the way it turned out :)

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  12. These works show how skilful you and your works are. Just pure art!

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