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  1. #1
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    Jul 2013

    Bar Harbor Sunrise

    The blending of color with the oil paint brushes seems like it can be both a blessing and a curse. It can save a lot of effort in providing intermediate colors. That was a great help in the cloud areas. But sometimes it comes up with some very unexpected colors, specially with shades of blue. Am I the only one who sees that?

    Painting is based on a photo that was taken one morning 4 years ago in Bar Harbor.
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  2. #2
    So beautiful. Great work!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Nice image! By the way: I'm having the same issues like you with those unexpected colours - especially shades of blue!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    That water looks like done in the manner of Pointillism. It rather shimmers. Lovely shot.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Nicely painted image!

    If you are talking about the mixing of colours that produce an unexpected blend, try painting on a separate layer, mash the edges, then merge down without blending. Sometimes I will get Ink Pen set on 'colour' and paint away those aberrant sections with my chosen colour.

    Others might have better suggestions.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rome (Italy)
    I'm speechless in front of this marvellous painting!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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