Sunday, November 4, 2018

getting closer to the final colors on the ocean

Kept working on the ocean part. Color-wsie, it's getting closer to the final. A little more push and pull is needed but otherwise I'm getting satisfied with the outcome so far.
The small peninsula is still flat so I need to go back there to complete this painting.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

worked on waves

First time after my vacation in Japan I worked on this and put more paints on the waves in the foreground. Now the beach is too dark compared to them, which I need to work on next.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

I haven't given up this painting yet

Last two months I had to dedicate all my available time to study to get day-job related certification. Finally finished it and passed the exam earlier this week. Now I can go back and start painting again.

While I was away from painting, I kept thinking about which direction I want to go when I come back. Sometimes it's good to be away from something you keep working hard. I think I want to go more bold brush strokes and marks, instead of picking up tiny things from the reference photo. It might be too late for this one but I'll try.
Tonight I touched the background peninsula, and the top rocks on the main subject. I'm feeling better now.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cape Falcon, OR, on-site

Yesterday, I was on Oregon coast hiked about a couple miles to get to one of tips of Cape Falcon in Oswald West State park. I spent only about an hour painting this since I still have to get home yesterday and didn't have much time in late afternoon.
I somehow thought about how Van Gogh would paint this scene. Fist thing I felt I saw this today was I thought I made the green ocean much more greener. Also I regret I didn't spend more time to paint those ripples in. It was quite breezy there.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Introducing a little purpole colors

Finally made some time available to come back this painting today.
I instroduced some purplish colors on some part of vegetation, which worked pretty well against greens. I need to put more colors on the water next.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Anacortes painting

I thought I wanted to see Plein Air WA's show at Scott-Milo Gallery in Anacortes, but didn't think about it was closed on Sundays. I should have remembered the fact. Instead, I painted on R Ave. looking toward Mt. Baker.
It was hot day so I didn't take my sun glass off - mistake #1. And again, the color&value shift of mountains based on distance isn't right. I need more practice about it.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Making bark colors lighter gradually. I'll probably need to go back and define lines to separate lighter parts. Then soon it would be the time to re-define the main subject again.