Sunday, May 31, 2015
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.