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This is a spread from an old book by one of my favourite artists. In 1986 Trevor Chamberlain along with Ron Ranson of 'Big Brush fame', published this book 'Oil Painting - pure and simple'.
It illustrates an important point in all painting - that of VALUES - if the painting still works in black and white it is well on the way to being a success. Also shown is counterpoint, those place where strong dark and bright light come together. Perhaps for me at this time the most interest is in the easily seen large patterns (almost like huge jigsaw pieces), one of which can be see in the dark sides of the houses. It is these simple blocks that give a strong unity to his work.