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: "The red blotch"


M Winther
05-28-2016, 05:36 AM
This is my latest piece. Right now I strive after simplicity, to get a feel for colour and form. /Mats.

http://s33.postimg.org/ga78z70wf/redblotch.jpg

Mel_Robertson
05-28-2016, 07:01 AM
I like the textures

M Winther
05-28-2016, 07:11 AM
Yes, but I must add more texture to the red spot, I think. Texture is important. George Braque often added small pieces of cork(?) to the oil paint. I have experimented with using dolomite as an additive. It is a structure material for paint that can be bought at hardware stores. In fact, I think Braque has shown the way, with his synthetic cubist style. "The bowl of grapes", 1926:

http://s33.postimg.org/ou6uvm3m7/the_bowl_of_grapes_1926.jpg
http://www.wikiart.org/en/georges-braque/the-bowl-of-grapes-1926

M Winther
05-31-2016, 03:51 AM
As you can see, my painting is now improved, because I have diminished the red blotch and added structure to it. I encounter such problems again and again, I have to make small changes in order to make it work. /Mats

http://s33.postimg.org/735z58klb/redpatch2.jpg

Susan Mulno
05-31-2016, 08:59 AM
The brighter pic also helps. Nice.

M Winther
05-31-2016, 10:22 AM
In this painting I have emphasized the structural element. "The Troll".

http://s23.postimg.org/6u5tz6r9n/troll1.jpg