Saturday, March 9, 2019

Oregon Coast on site

I went to Oregon Coast for vacation and made one painting at where Bob Creek meets Pacific Ocean, 6 mil south from Yachats, on my way up to Newport that morning. It was a little above freezing and windy. When I was setting up my easel at the parking lots a surfer went past me and paddled out to the ocean.
This was the first plein air of 2019. It took me just about an hour since the composition was simple. I wished I could have added more sharp edges here and there.

Monday, December 31, 2018

finally it looks like tree bark

Finally, it started looking like tree bark. Now I can work on the bird again to make it a little more attractive.
This is the end of 2018. I couldn't make as many as I wanted but I'm hopeful for the coming year.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

covering more areas

While filling more areas with colors I keep finding proportion isn't quite right at some specific areas like left vs. right and top of the rock vs. base, etc. I needed to keep adjusting them gradually.
At this stage, it's not a big deal because I can easily paint over not to worry about the mismatching colors with surrounding areas.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Looking for Bigger Shapes

I wanted to adjust bigger shapes not to be too off so that I won't be in trouble later changing them again.
So far the initial drawing doesn't seem to be too off, which I'm feeling better.
By the way the canvas size is 20x30.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Came back to Woodpecker

I haven't given this up just yet although I'm still now sure how I can finish the tree barks. I of course know it's just background. But I want to get feeling closer to finished background instead of still under-worked.

I just filled the saturated light on the left. Need to come back and make it more saturated.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

New Landscape - Cape Falcon

Next landscape is also a coastal scene - Cape Falcon in Oswald West State Park, OR. Technically Cape Falcon is north corner of this peninsula while this view is on the south side. But it's probably ok to call this this way since I couldn't find its clear definition on the internet.
Anyway, the composition is simple as I painted there last summer. A big part of this painting is deep greenish ocean. The colors on the ocean would be the key for this painting.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Last Update for this Beach Painting

As you can see in the series of updates for this painting, I'm not adding anything big to this any more. I'm currently adding a little more depth to the rock shapes and vegetation on them. At the same time pulling some values and slightly modifying colors.

I still need to go back to sky to finish the part as well as white waves. But at that time I would call it done any moment.