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Simplifying the light

I am in love with our old house. I believe this is the fourth painting I am making of this very room (have a look at the first, the second and the third one). The sunlight makes nice and strong contrasts when it falls through the west facing windows, making the historic interior and its colours quite vivid. So I wanted to paint that effect. It's a good exercise to simplify things, too, and I hope I haven't involved too much of unnecessary details.

I painted this one alla prima on a Mus panel with oil colours. As usual I used the three primary colors plus burnt umber and titanium white.

This is how it became the Amelander Interior, oil, panel, 24x30 cm. View the finished painting in my gallery.

in progress

in progress

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