Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Pike 5

This exercise is called Irish Clouds and was the fastest Pike exercise I've done thus far. I didn't time it, but I think it took about 30 minutes. It is done with only two pigments, French UM and Burnt Sienna. I'm beginning to think these were John Pike's favorite pigments as all of the exercises I've done so far have used them. It was done on Arches cold press block, which I'm becoming VERY fond of! This was done without any sketching whatsoever - which was a first for me! Also, I'm using flat brushes and while I'm not as comfortable with them as I am with my beloved rounds, I feel I'm getting more confident with them.

7 comments:

nik said...

Brenda, phantastic. It looks so colorful. The clouds, the sea, the montains. I am really impressed.

Teri C said...

This is wonderful Brenda! You are doing such fabulous work out of that book!

Africantapestry said...

This painting has a lot of atmosphere, great use of color, well done!
Ronell

Emma Pod said...

This is a very interesting painting - and only two colors! amazing! I think you did a really nice job with the hills in the background, the water and the boats w/ reflections. I'm amazed that you painted it with no drawing.

gingermoggy said...

Brenda this is lovely and atmospheric - and I like the limited palette - adds to the mood, I think.
Jules.

Karen said...

Nice, Brenda.
Those two pigments were favorites of Sargent, too!

platitudinal said...

I love the light feeling in this sketch. There's a source of light coming from the end of the horizon ... the gently swirling sky above ... it exudes serinity.