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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Desert Daybreak - stage 1

While I finish "Valdez" I am getting on with this one as I have to wait for each glaze to dry before I can do the next one and working on two at once is more efficient use of time! As I have been using glazes recently I have gravitated towards the work of Maxfield Parrish who used them a lot which is how he achieved the luminous colour that his work is known for. So moving on from using a uniform monochrome across the picture this one will be a combination of a virtually monochrome foreground set against a luminous dawn sky, the title giving a nod to a famous Maxfield Parrish painting - actually he did paint a series of South West American desert pictures quite early on in his career when he went there for health reasons.
I used Lemon Yellow for the sky and a mix of Burnt Sienna, Winsor Violet and Ultramarine Violet thinned with Liquin for the landscape.
Oil on linen 20" x 16".

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