Saturday, October 13, 2012

Flying high fearless...Flyg högt utan rädsla


 I have been very excited to post this new painting. It is so different from what I usually paint. It´s been fun, and I have really worked hard to keep it simple with as few layers of paint as possible. It has required alot of me since I very easily cover my papers with pigment. The mountains and the rest is covered with snow, so the blues is only supposed to be on the sides that are hidden from the sunlight. In the backside of the mountains.

Flying high, 35 x 43 cm, Arches rough. W&N.
Palett:
 Mountains:  Paynes Gray. Violett.
 Shadows:  Antwerp blue.
 Eagle: Neutral tint,Violett, Raw Sienna.

I started up with the eagle, as I wanted to make a painting for
the Challenge fall fearless and fly. And the eagle came to my mind
first. But then in the entry they wanted us to use warm colours, and
that didn´t fit what I had been working on for the last couple of days.
It ended up with one more for this entry, this time I used the warm
colours. But this last painting was alot of fooling around with the
brush and the pigments. And don´t forget the salt.


These paintings are an entry to the challenge:
BWS tips button

The eagle painting has also been submitted to
the DPW -Challenge

21 comments:

  1. Your eagle is magnificent! Fooling around with paints is one of my favorite ways to create. So glad you joined Fall Fearless and Fly!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. It was a nice and new experience with the eagle. So I´m glad I joined.

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  2. What a fabulous eagle, Catharina! I'll have a look at Fall, Fearless and Fly!

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    1. Do that Judy. It´s going on for some time, so you have uppertunity to join if you want to. Thank you for the comment. See you!

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  3. That ear is fantastic and certainly looks fearless! Remember you only have to use one of the challenge prompts. Your second piece is so much fun too. Thank you for joining Fall Fearless & Fly!

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  4. That eagle! Darn my smartphone!

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    1. :) haha. The pleasure is on my side. It was a new and exciting experience. Thank you Jessica and wellcome back.

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  5. Amazing! Your bald eagle and those mountains are really well executed. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Arnoldo. Nice to hear. I managed to keep it simple, and that was my intentions. :) Take care.

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  6. Hello Catharina:) Your eagle is wonderful! Love the way you handled the wings and the feet. Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Renate. I had big problems with the feet. But think they turned out ok. Thank you dear. See you!

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  7. Love the eagle, especially! Beautiful painting. :)

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  8. Hello Catharina. Very beautiful paintings, both of them! The eagle is gorgeous and I love the light blue you used for shadows. The second painting is warm and cheerful as the colours you used!
    Warm regards.

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  9. Both of these are wonderful Catharina but the Eagle painting is brilliant. I love the limited palette and the way the eagles colouring is mirrored in the rocks. Excellent work.

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  10. Fantastic painting. I teach at a school called EAGLE School. we have the eagle as our mascot!

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  11. Catharina both these are gorgeous but the eagle is the best for me. I like the detail work especially the feathers. The beak and the eye are fab too.

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  12. Fantástica águila.Saludos

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    1. Gracias Ina! I´m happy. Wellcome back.

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