This is another one of the many studies I've done using transparent colors. It's unfinished and I intend to leave it like that because it's merely a stepping stone for learning. The sky is laid in with hansa yellow light. After drying completely, I used a glaze of Indian yellow to give a glow. It's amazing what using transparent colors can do if one is patient enough to allow the drying process before putting another glaze on top. (I use Liquin original with the paint as a medium.) I do have problems with being too impatient for the drying process sometimes, though. So I've learned to start several small studies at some time. That way, I'm always busy.
Onto the title of this post. I've been tagged by Karen Phipps! It's an honor for me to be tagged by her as she's one of my very favorite artist bloggers. Karen is a true artist, heart and soul. Just visit her blog, if you haven't already, and you'll see what I mean. She gives wonderful insight into the creation of her paintings with the hows and whys. And she does plenty of plein air work no matter what time of year. Even in the middle of our Chicago winters!
The rules of tagging are as follows:
1. Put a link in your post about the artist that tagged you.
2. Write 5-7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 5-7 other bloggers and let them know.
There are so many wonderful bloggers I've had the pleasure to read about and view their work. Some of the following are the ones I'm tagging:
Laura Wambsagans does sensitive landscapes and portrait work.
Faye Christian Phillips uses joyful colors and compositions. Also inspirational poetry and prose.
Maggie Latham is a multi-media artist whose paintings simply glow.
Judith Reidy just had an article published about her mist paintings.
Fabio Cembranelli from Brazil has beautiful watercolors.
I'll be posting my "interesting facts" next time. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what Karen has to say!