Day 19. Letting the Light in

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“Cracked” 11×14, oil on canvas [creativ_button url=”https://denisehopkinsfineart.com/product/cracked-11×14-oil-canvas/” icon=”” label=”Buy Now” colour=”blue” colour_custom=”” size=”medium” edge=”straight” target=”_self”]

Yesterday I talked about about Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” which inspired yesterday’s painting. Well, the line “there is a crack in everything/that’s how the light gets in” really stuck with me. I created this pelican with that in mind.

I start every painting I do with a cad red wash underneath– I want little pieces of it to show through the image. This time I was extra mindful of that idea. I used my palette knife and tried to keep the different colors and values of the bird separate– letting the little light of the red show through. The bird feels cracked to me. And beautiful.

What do you think?

Every painting this month is 20% off the day it’s posted. Just a friendly reminder 😉

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Denise Hopkins

October 19, 2017

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  1. You’re really on to something with the cracks in your last two compositions (well, because I’m reading in order: we’re obviously on day 23!).

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