Bob Baker, “Haystacks, Gethsemani Abbey” (2012)

3 Mar

Bob Baker, Haystacks, Gethsemani Abbey (2012)

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I have a large collection of reference photos of Gethsemani Abbey from my trip there last October.  I returned to my Renaissance palette for this one: Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue and Yellow Ochre.  All that Burnt Sienna makes the Yellow Ochre look green — but it’s an optical illusion.

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3 Responses to “Bob Baker, “Haystacks, Gethsemani Abbey” (2012)”

  1. Tracey March 4, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Beautiful painting!!!!! Where is the Abbey?

    • bobbalouie March 5, 2012 at 12:35 am #

      I painted the Abbey church awhile back — it’s in the archives. I did a nice Tahiti painting a couple weeks ago you might like. I just finished my Patmos painting a few minutes ago and will post it. But I need daylight to photograph it and it’s dark right now. One thing — blues don’t translate so great into photos. Cameras don’t read them real well and all the subtlety goes bye bye. Let me find the date of the Abbey post and I’ll give it to you . . . B.

    • bobbalouie March 5, 2012 at 12:42 am #

      Here’s a link to the archival post with the Abbey church:

      https://artoutthewazoo.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/bob-baker-abbey-church-abbey-of-gethsemani/

      Again, I’m not happy with the photographic reproduction, especially the blues. The original is in my living room behind the piano.

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