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Just tidying up around here, again.

One major update: I'm now on Tumblr, so for those who do the tumbl thang, you can find me at Slightly different pieces may appear here and there, but I still spend the most time on devart. (I also have a secondary Tumblr for art inspiration & tutorial reblogs:


Smoky Mountains
Just over 1 hr, watercolor and gouache on Bristol board, 3.5" high.


Getting a lot more confident after reflecting on last week's shortcomings (loss of value structure) and the process of building up overlapping shapes. Also continuing to think about a combination of transparent & translucent paint application that both feels comfortable to me, and makes sense situationally. I was happy with how I was able to simplify down a reference photo with a LOT of initial detail, though I didn't quite make up my mind about how to treat the rocks on the far side of the stream, and I'm still not sure I understand the path the stream is taking even in the photo.
Snow, canyon, dry hills
Into week 3 of Nathan Fowkes' Schoolism landscape sketching class - limited color palette. These each took between 1 and almost 2 hours.

Gouache & watercolor on Bristol board, each 3" tall.


I have a much better process now for physically handling the paint, and an intuition for (though not comfort with!) the way that white gouache sucks up the saturation and warmth of color. I'm really happy painting with a flat brush for this kind of quick and (for me) structural approach, but am thinking about going back to a round brush and more translucent application for the next round of studies. Feeling out the line between "I like this approach" and "but is it really /me/...?"
Master copies - Newman, Sargent

Last two, whew. Henry Roderick Newman’s Gulf of Spezia & John Singer Sargent’s The Moraine
Gouache & watercolor, 3" tall on Bristol board, about 1 hour each.


Oh boy. I worked up to big favorites at the end. I thought Newman’s piece would be fairly simple given the uncluttered space and clean arrangement of background, midground, foreground, but it was deceptively tricky: the original has quite a narrow value range, visual variation being achieved instead through his outrageously delicate handling of color. I pushed the contrast up trying to make it legible in black-and-white - but still didn’t make that foreground shadow dark enough.

And I took on The Moraine, frankly, for laughs. This is Sargent at his most dizzyingly masterful, and I am awful at rendering rocks. So… holy shit if it didn’t turn out okay in the end. Too light in a few key areas, but I was really pleased with how systematically I was able to set about dividing up the ground; I don’t think I could have done it at the beginning of this exercise.



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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019
thanks for the fave :)
staatsf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
hello Emera
thank you for the fav
RiEile Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
Thank you for the fav!
Rilans-Fluff Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
Hello there ^.^/,

Thanks a lot for your fav. I'm glad you enjoyed my Fairy-Lake painting. Have a wonderful day!
:merry christmas: Fox emoji - run
staatsf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
hi emera
thank you for the fav
Chotacabras Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018

A new group has started its journey in DeviantArt ... The group is called :icontraditional-masters: Traditional-Masters and is a group for traditional artists who want to publicize their works and know the works of other traditional artists .. 
At the moment we are very few because it has just opened the group, but without a doubt we will grow and we will form a great community ... It would be an honor to have your presence in the group ... If you are interested, please sign up and you will be welcome...

Regards ... Hi! :icontraditional-masters:
RiEile Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Thank you for the fav!
skoerwi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Thank you very much for the fav, emera!
insideatree Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is beautiful! Watch :heart:
emera Featured By Owner May 29, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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