"Sunset Study" 10x8" Oil on Canvasboard

Hi guys, I hope you're warm wherever you are - it's freezing cold in New Zealand - it actually snowed close to where I live which is crazy! I was working on the Mastering Sunsets dvd course today trying a new method I found demonstrated by David Dunlop.  I guess many of you living in the US have seen David on TV over there but it was the first time for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this guy - he's got the enthusiasm of Richard Simmons and all the painting knowledge to back up his convictions - what a great teacher/entertainer. I recommend you go checkout his website: www.paintingclass.net


The technique was basically laying down a yellow wash first and working into that with very few colors, BIG brushes and creating interesting textures to simulate detail.


All the best,


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Comment by Flavio Luiz Jabbur Ferreira on August 30, 2011 at 8:03
The contrast between the yellow light and the blue/violet sky is simply amazing...I can't stop admire and learn with this painting...You are a great painter and teatcher. Thanks for the lessons I've watched on Youtube...I can feel your heart and passion about painting ...God bless you!
Comment by Shirley Dawson on August 27, 2011 at 10:54
Plenty warm here--still in the upper 90's. Thanks for the link,I'll check it out.love that painting!
Comment by cynthia barrow on August 27, 2011 at 8:21

I am new to the site.  Looking forward to learning some new techniques.  Just posted some sunsets and will be checking out D Dunlop for sure.  Thanks


Comment by Richard Robinson on August 22, 2011 at 11:11

Thanks Monique. I laid the yellow on thinly first then wiped it off a bit with a cloth, the worked over the top with thicker paint - darks then lights.


Comment by Monique Shaw on August 22, 2011 at 10:25

Thank you for giving me the chance to know David Dunlop, very good teacher and fun to watch.

I like your new sunset but wonder how the blue and yellow do not make green...if you are working wet on wet?

Comment by Dirk Rampling on August 17, 2011 at 10:06
A beautiful sense of peace & calm.


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