Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Day 8

"Darling Haze"
50cm x 80cm Oil on stretched canvas

Ok, so technically this is not a new painting altogether. It started life quite a while ago with a different background and foreground, the only saving grace was the tree. So out came the oil paints this morning and I am so glad they did. I used more of the colours and problem solving techniques that I normally use when painting in pastel, I basically asked myself "what would pastel do?" hee hee! I am really happy with this piece now, two hours of  painting turned this painting around, thanks Mrs Saeta! Without this challenge this would have sat in the forgotten stack of failed paintings :) I love it when that happens! I forgot to mention - the title comes from the name of our mountain (hills really) range, the Darling Ranges.

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  1. Leesa...I did one kind of like this, so i love it!

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    1. Thanks John, is it on your blog? I'd love to see it! :)

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  2. Feel free to post your painting on the Pinterest Board "Leslie Saeta 30 in 30 Challenge.
    http://www.pinterest.com/charming1/leslie-saeta-30-in-30-challenge/

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    2. Thanks Susan, I am not very familiar with Pinterest but I will give it a go! cheers :)

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  3. Nearest thing to Mountains we have LOL. Great painting, fantastic atmosphere Julie.

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    1. Thanks Julie, yes not much of a challenge for mountain climbers here :)

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