Health, love, wisdom & a long life!

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
— Charles Dickens.

I wish you health, love, wisdom & a long life!

Learning from the Masters such as Winslow Homer is illuminating! I discovered that I could mix the colour Burnt Umber, which is a brown, into the sky which I would never have done otherwise. I also learnt that all of his colours are muted, except for the woman’s hat, the sky, the sea and the date tree. I really enjoyed painting this. In a way it is much easier to imitate than to actually paint on one’s own as all of the figuring out has already been done for you. This one is for you Gaétan!

Paper: Stillman & Birn, gamma series, 6″ x 9″
Colours: New Gamboge, Raw Sienna, Pyrrol Crimson, Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue & Ultramarine
Original painting: Winslow Homer 1836-1910 “Along the road in the Bahamas20181231-winslow-homer-jane-hannah-loRes


10 thoughts on “Health, love, wisdom & a long life!

      1. I never would have thought that sky had Burnt Umber in it, it looks so rich. Its always wise to never over saturate your colours. My favourite mixture is Raw Umber and Phtlo Blue which makes a sort of dark almost paynes grey semi transparent Acrylic Colour. I use this in so many of my glazes, mix it into my greens etc.

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      2. Oh wow Shawn! That is sooo cool -))) You cannot imagine how much that I learned just by trying to copy him… what colours did he use? Well I tried Burnt Umber and I seemed to have hit the mark… it was very exciting to do this and it has actually helped me alot! In the old days, when there were no digital cameras or anything else artists used to learn by copying the masters… and this is what I did and it has great value -))) Thanks for the Phtalo Blue tip and Burnt Umber… will try it!


  1. Jane: Once again you have shown that you are a marvellous painter. So proud of you. MOM >


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