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"Welcome to Eze"

This was a sketch on canvas that I decided to finally turn into a painting.

The scene is the medieval art village of Eze, France.

The painting was completed with palette knives as well as brushes.

This is another of my experiments with warm and cool colors.

Color distribution as well as light and shadow are key to the composition.

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Every color is balanced by using the same amount of its complementary color.

Red is balanced by green,  Yellow by purple, and Blue by orange.

 

Those are also the only colors on my palette (plus white). There is no black.

All of the other colors are produced by mixing the above primary and secondary colors.

                   

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The mountaintop village of Eze is mostly grays and browns of stone

with red tile roofs and red brick roads.  The browns and grays in this painting

are partly an optical illusion and partly color mixing in the layers.

                   

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Below - Close-up of the stone wall to show texture

                   

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Below - Close-up of the building in the background

                   

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Below - Close-up of the red tile roof and chimney

                      

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Below - Close-up to show more detail. the flower box has geraniums.

I should have shown a close-up of the Bougainvillea on the left wall in shadow.

                       

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Below - Close-up to really show the texture of the oil paint

                       

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pricing Eze

 

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