Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Finally, satisfied with the bigger shapes

Finally stopped adjusting the shapes of 5 goats and finalizing colors of each one from the bottom one up. Not much to explain at this stage but just following my feelings of right or wrong.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Shape Keeps Annoying Me

One of goat heads in the middle keeps annoying me. So still adjusting the head shape again and again.
Meanwhile I started making values on the highlighted part lighter and closer to the final values, which made this painting more attractive and interesting. After all it was in the morning the sun was lower. I want to paint delicate color&value contrast under mild morning sun light.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I felt the shape of the goat in the middle isn't right, so started changing the shape. The head should be a little wider. Also putting more light into the lighter colors of boat bodies.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A little more coverage

Still trying to cover more area at this moment and not worrying much about the colors but just to make values about right. I'll push more tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Staining" stage for the Glacier painting

Jim Lamb once told to students at a workshop to use more paint, or enough paint pigments, to cover the canvas otherwise you would be just "staining" it. But that's exactly what I'm doing now.
I just want to get some sense of color coordination at this early stage instead of committing to each color I put as the bottom layer. When I decided on this composition, I felt this would be more about the clouds than either mountains or the lake.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

2nd Plein Air in 2017

I actually painted in Olympia last weekend, which was the first of the year. Today I rode to Fall City and got to the point along SR-203 I took some photos several years ago. This time I wanted to paint. The water body is an oxbow lake created by Snoqualmie River. It's a good marsh where I saw a hawk-like bird and a blue heron gliding in the sky looking for fish, or small animals.
The part of water was covered by lotus, which made a little difficult to paint. But I felt I'm getting better. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Glacier NP Painting

After came back from Japan, I started drawing this. It's about the slow movement of clouds. So drew solid cloud shapes in detail. Mountains are about contrast of lighted area and cast shadow area by the clouds. There are trees in the foreground but I'll try not to get too much attention to them.