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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

House Gate at Angoin

"House Gate at Angoin", 12 x 16 In, Oil on Museum Board
For two weeks in May I painted around a small town in Burgundy, France at a workshop.  I experimented with a different approach, mainly starting the oil painting with a water color like wash.With this painting I didn't actually go far beyond the wash, so it was an interesting contrast in approach to my usual thick paint brush load. The skies were overcast much of the time, so this painting was full of grays.

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  1. Hi Kathryn,
    This is a lovely painting. Would you mind sharing what workshop it was? I have a house in Burgundy and I'm curious.

  2. I wish I had a house there - beautiful. Love your style

  3. I enjoy seeing your new approach. The watercolor-like wash with oils is a technique that Ann Templeton used.

  4. Thank you all for your comments! Ann--I'll have to take a closer look at Ann Templeton's work--thanks for mentioning that.