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Friday, December 16, 2011

Impressionistic fine art oil painting

After the Storm by Barb Yates Dudding Oil ~ 18 x 24
After the Storm
16x20 oil
This sweet little shed is nestled on the old Blair Ranch
Jefferson, Co..
I often paint here on location and love to catch the light.

Impressionism was about light.

"The Impressionists studied light to the -nth degree. You probably could write of optical color receptors and wavelength measurement from a scientific point of view, but that isn't actually how the Impressionists "studied" light. Instead, they looked long and hard at how light is reflected or absorbed, and how this interplay subsequently registers colors in our brains. They observed and sketched endlessly. They then tried to recreate light itself with paints and brushes. I can't begin to tell you how truly innovative this type of visual thought was." (

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