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Day 14 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Skip Day!

June 14, 2020


[ The North Remembers, 10×10″ Oil on Panel ]

Didn’t Paint Today! Here’s an old one!

I initially thought what I was doing with my impasto oil paintings was completely different than my watercolors. But – the more I look at them, the more I realize – I can only paint the way I paint. The medium might change the look, but the thinking, or the ‘way of seeing’ is the same.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jérôme Guenette permalink
    June 14, 2020 6:28 AM

    Hello Marc, it is funny that you say:” The medium might change the look, but the thinking, or the ‘way of seeing’ is the same.”. I just watched the 4 episodes of “Ways of seeing” from John Berger. I found his presentations are interesting, despite that the tone, rhythm and style is outdated (it looks almost like a parody). He does go in depth on how we see. Have a nice day!

  2. Joan Shouldice permalink
    June 14, 2020 11:09 AM

    I paint water color and oils and I do traditional rug hooking (with little strips of fabric).  One day I had a few of them out together–all landscapes– and noticed that my palette is exactly the same for all of them.  Strange.  I am trying to diversify, but it’s hard. I enjoy your posts very much. Joan

    • June 17, 2020 11:06 AM

      It’s so true! I once worked on a video game in New England and big chunks of it were a deep dark-green-black that you see in the woods there. Whereas, games we made in Alberta were all bright blue sky and tan grasslands – the colors of the prairies. Each game had dozens of artists. We all just did what we saw around us by a kind of automatic consensus. (That’s why a good art director makes a planned out color-key before a big project! I was too inexperienced to know better :)

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