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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Study of a Master, Winslow Homer

I studied a favourite watercolour painting, "Sailing a catboat," originally created by Winslow Homer. The colour use of this work interested me. It was fun to make greys in my palette. I've learned lots of different greys in colour mixing. I will use greys more and efficiently. A composition was lovely. I made a thumb nail to check values : highlight, middle and darkest. Regarding a thumb nail, the simplest one is enough. See below. The point of a thumb nail is to help understand where to make the strongest contrast and balance values in the work. 
I love a seascape, splashes and waves. Homer's colour use was very fascinating and different from mine. I arranged his colours in my own way. His work inspired me so much.

One more, Sadami, have confidence in landscape. You understand value well and can organise it from your experience/memories by heart. Don't look at a landscape too much that distracts you often. Simplified images are good and enough. Trust yourself, get on work and have fun!! (...but I love figures more, hahaha?!) 
Btw, last week, many people celebrated the news of "My Dog Socks" to be published on 1st Oct 2017) on my facebook. Thank you, Friends! Among them, Wayne Harris, a former illustration lecturer clicked Socks's post, too! Wow, I will never forget that he and Donna Rawlins taught illustration in their workshop and discovered me in Sydney uni. Also, very happy that mentor Ann James clicked it, too. Thank you!!  
Let's sail away into a bright future!!
Friends, Happy Painting! 





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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful interpretation of Winslow Homer. And the sea! You make the waves look so vivid and realistic.

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    1. Thank you, Agnieszka! If we have a chance, let's go to sketch a sea together. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Lovely scene and I enjoy studying the masters - your use of darks and your knowledge of values makes this one sail!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Rhonda! Your encouragements make captain Sadami sail even in a storm! Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Maravilloso, Sadami. Para mí, Homer es el mejor acuarelista americano de toda la historia. Sus marinas, sus playas, sus ríos, barcas etc. etc. También he pintado cosas de él, cuando empecé a pintar a la acuarela. Es difícil pintar con colores como los suyos, generalmente tienen una magnífica luz, pero tú, con tus colores has conseguido una magnífica pintura. Te felicito!
    Hace años, estuve viendo mucha obra suya en un museo en Madrid. Horas y horas contemplando su obra. Genial!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias por el amable comentario, Joshemari. Wow, usted miró su trabajo en sus ojos! Espero poder verlo un día. En cuanto a la interpretación del trabajo, el punto era crear colores similares en sus propios colores / paleta. El uso de color encantador e inteligente lograr un fuerte contraste en la luz y la oscuridad. Si te gusta, pruébalo y disfrútalo a tu manera. Estoy seguro de que puedes hacerlo. Este intento no tomó mucho tiempo para mí, como usted entiende húmedo en wet / washes necesidad de terminar en poco tiempo. Antes de ponerse color, revisé cuidadosamente los valores. La creación del color dependía de mi "instinto". ¡Confíe en usted y diviértase! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you for the kind comment, Joshemari. Wow, you looked at his work in your eyes! I hope I can see it one day. Regarding the interpretation of work, the point was to create similar colours in your own colours / palette. The lovely and clever colour use achieve a strong contrast in light and darkness. If you like, try it and enjoy it in your own way. I'm sure you can do it. This try did not take much time for me, as you understand wet in wet/washes need to finish up in a short time. Before getting on colour, I carefully checked values. Colour creation was up to my "instinct." Trust in you and have fun! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>>> Joshemari said...
      Wonderful, Sadami. For me, Homer is the best American watercolorist in history. Its marinas, its beaches, its rivers, boats etc. etc. I also painted things of him, when I started to paint the watercolor. It is difficult to paint with colors like yours, usually have a magnificent light, but you, with your colors you have achieved a magnificent painting. I congratulate you!
      Years ago, I was watching a lot of his work in a museum in Madrid. Hours and hours contemplating his work. Great!
      A hug.

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  4. That is a great study, Sadami!

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    1. Thank you, Judy, for the strong support all the time! Best wishes, Sadami

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