Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
It's actually representing it pretty well much more than I expected. In the critique session at the end of workshop, I got quite good suggestions and opinions to this painting from Jim and other three students, like...
- values and color transitions on background hills.
- sharp&soft edges of hills in background and middle ground
- shapes of foreground brush from compositional points.
- pros and cons of the hint of the river
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
I might try taking Jim Lamb's one day color making workshop next Saturday to get more confidence making colors. If a spot is still available though.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Anyway, while waiting for those pieces of hardware I ordered, I've been oiling the surface of the palette. The first coat I put yesterday was quickly soaked up by the board. So I put the second coat tonight. I used old linseed oil I bought probably about 5-6 years ago, which I no longer use since I've changed my way of handling paints to put on the canvas.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Canvas size is 22"x18", same as "Sauvie Sky". I might continue painting landscapes in vertical format a while. I like this format because I can put close foreground as well as far background and sky. I painted like a child at this first stage.