Sunday, April 24, 2011
I haven't painted outside quite a while. Now it's time for that. Fortunately Fri-Sat when I planned a Portland trip on my motorcycle the weather was perfect. I stopped by Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in the morning on Friday I painted sky over the delta. At the time I was painting I didn't realized I didn't push values enough. Also the thin clouds were much warmer. I later realized about the value problem when I was painting trees on a hill side at Washington Park in Portland in Sat morning. You can easily see the difference, can't you? For both I probably spent about 2.5 hours. For the tree painting I don't have any complaint with colors I chose. But I couldn't paint steepness of the hill side enough somehow. It's actually much steeper than shown in the painting. I probably made those trees too tall in comparison with relative vertical placement.
Anyhow, I'll keep going outside to paint more this spring and summer.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The size is 14"x28".
Sunday, April 17, 2011
So the real challenge has just started for this painting.