Sunday, December 27, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
I made the canvas more horizontal (18"x28") than 3:4 that I did on site. Also put a little more sky into the composition to balance with dried up hay field (I think) in the foreground.
I would have to add more accents than the real landscape to make this piece interesting.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I'll make the horse's lighted side a little lighter and try enhancing colors on the face before putting my brush down.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
However, I didn't miss shooting photos of Sloan Peak(above image) and other mountains on the way up. I promised to myself I'd come back again and at least see the lake. It might be next year though.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
This one has more clouds than Mt. Logan so the colors of greens are much darker and muted.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
I looked away from Mt. Shuksan and looked toward Mt. Baker's direction (SW) and painted Table Mountain.
Since my onsite paintings tend to be darker, I kept thinking making shadows lighter, which worked for the mountain, but made a mistake and lost value contrast in mid-foreground, which I needed to make shadow much darker.
The bright side was the cloud in the background is almost exactly what I wanted it to be.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
When I look back how I got here, the key was the values of the main subject far back. I think that part dectated the entire value coordination of this painting.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Also, while I was hiking around yesterday I decided finishing this piece in this month.
Monday, July 27, 2015
I'll leave them and move on to mid-ground where the difference should be much clearer. I'll give it a shot there next.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
So I went back to the sky again and put desired values on the clouds. Darker part is a little too much purplish, which I eventually knock down with more grayish tone but the values are getting close to the final.
Now I need to define the values on the mountains by separating sun lit part from shadow & cloud-cast shadow part.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
First, I took an approach learned at Andy Eccleshall's work shop; work from the furthest toward the near end. Second, I already started working on the details of the background mountains in wet-in-wet approach. But still relatively thinner layers. I'm sure I have to put more layers on the mountains and sky later. But at that time it would be drier so easier to put a layer on top.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Along the route, I took a lot of pictures of horses at ranches.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Soon I gave it up and started the Columbia River Gorge. The browned tree color right next to the front bruff the building is standing on was not what I wanted in color. Andy suggested to make the value closer to the bruff right behind. I might try this again based on my own photo taken a year ago (I think).
Saturday, May 23, 2015
There was not much instructions and demo at the beginning but we just started painting layers from the furthest, or bottom, layer and put layers on to it to get closer. I picked up a copy of one of Albert Bierstadt's landscape paintings Andy brought in, and started from the far clounds towards foreground. It was not exactly the process Andy showed us at the beginning. Because I didn't cover the entier canvas at the beginning. But managed to finish this in about 3.5 hours or so.
To me it was not much different how I paint outside. Some differnces were:
- under painting was cobalt blue+payne's grey+tinenium white that you can see on the edges of the canva paper, which was covered by tapes when I was painting. We all pre-primed them at home and brought them in.
- size is 11x14 so a little bigger than I would paint outside (9x12), so took a little longer (regulary 2h).
After finishing this, I started a cloud painting (only clouds and mountains are in composition). I'll finish that tomorrow morning hopefully.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Still adjusting the drawing to be accurate before tackling with colours. Already showing the great composition. I feel it would become the greatest of the year. Or complete disaster.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Then I'll touch a little more here and there where it looks too ugly. But I don't think I can make this painting much better even if I keep working on. It's about the time to stop.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Now I really need to define the colors and values of front ground. Then I would call it done.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
At this moment adjusting values is my main focus.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Anyway, I started a new cow painting. This time I painted with black acrylic paint on the side and all ends of painting surface. I might not paint over to the very edges but I might change my mind. Will see.
I decided putting value contrast in this early stage to get a sense of the cow shape. Just like figure paintings, I can get shapes correct relatively easily in this way. The size is 14x16.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
This would be the final update of this painting.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Also refined the legs to be anatomically correct. I'll next to refine the dark horse behind next.