"Sunlight , shadow , and shade " # 2. Still working the rust out of my paintbrushes so moved onto gouache on black paper to do a second version. I don't like repeating paintings but will , occasionally , if I am using different mediums

"Sunlight , shadow , and shade " # 2. Still working the rust out of my paintbrushes so moved onto  gouache on black paper to do a second version. I don't like repeating paintings but will , occasionally ,  if I am using different mediums
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Love this composition

Love the technique, starting with the black has worked well.

thanks for your kind comments. Starting with the black paper , one is adding the light and the contrast is immediate. (and satisfying)

Exciting technique Mike, really well portrays the woodland atmosphere - luscious !

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05/01/2017
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This subject matter lends itself to the use of black but I prefer not to use straight black paint but rather choose a substrate or technique that involves black. In this case I have gone for gouache on black paper - one starts the painting with the darkest dark already there.

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Mike Capenerhurst

Born & lived in Leicester for 30 years before coming to NZ in 1965 with wife and family. Dropped art at school for more "useful" subjects. Interest resurrected upon arriving out here. Started with oils, moved to water colour some 20 years ago.. Have played with etching and like it. Primarily self…

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