Thursday, January 11, 2018

Clouds are mostly done

I almost finished the clouds. Likely I'll comeback later to push a little more values to create contrast. Otherwise, I'm quite satisfied what I came up with them.

Next is the right peak and the hill behind.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2nd update of the day

2nd update of the day...means I made good progress. The upper part of clouds are done basically. Still want to finish the bottom part of the distinctive-shaped cloud on the right and below.
Then move on to the right peak and background hill. And after that, I'll come down to the water and foreground trees.

New Year, still old painting

Still working on this piece continuously from the last year. I don't feel much of year change this time.

Been working on the mid peak to adjust colors and values in the cloud-cast shadow after almost finishing the clouds above. I still need to come back later but want to move on to the right section next; clouds and the right peak.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Still Main Subject is Unfocused

Still working on both the woodpecker and the tree bark surrounding it back and forth. And the bird is still obscured.
Probably it wouldn't show what the final looks like until I fill most of barks around color&value-wise.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

New Palette Stand

Yesterday I bought a projector stand with casters at Daniel Smith and created a base of palette with 2x4 lumber pieces and a particle board. Then I cut the top part of my current palette off and glued it on top of the particle boad. I'm just waiting for the glue to dry up.
With this stand, the palette or even the stand itself can easily rotate 360 degrees.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ajusting values on left trees and background

I spent a little more than a couple of hours to adjust values of trees on the left and its background forest. Highlighted part of trees is almost final.
Next, I need to adjust colors of left mountains with proper highlight and contrast. The shadow part has many shapes and color variations in it.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Started making front trees

Before determining the final colors of mountains behind, I wanted to define the shapes of trees in the foreground. Because I know it have to curb the shapes of tree branches with the colors of mountains and water.
Front this stage, I don't need thin coat of paint but thicker layer with precise colors I want to leave with the final outcome.