Sunday, November 5, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
No other part is brighter than this part.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I started another painting from Glacier NP. This time it's a woodpecker that I took some pictures there. Again, birds are difficult to paint based on my a few attempts in the past. First, I want to get the shape perfectly right. So unusually started digging in to the main shape at the beginning. I'll worry about the colors later.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
I'll put the front trees in next on the left bottom corner. Then consider value range, front to mid, mid to back, back to sky&clouds.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
At this moment I'm completely ignoring the trees in the foreground. Once I correctly defined those bigger mountain shapes, I'll put something(s) in foreground before getting into the details of the mountains and clouds.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Again contrast between lit area and cloud shadowed area is the key of this painting.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
The rest is the background goats at the top, which are not so important and I could finish without worrying about the details.
Then I would go back to the main subjects and will adjust temperatures in high-lighted areas, and I'm done with this piece. Finally.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017
I might try this in large scale later but need to remember what failed.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Meanwhile I started making values on the highlighted part lighter and closer to the final values, which made this painting more attractive and interesting. After all it was in the morning the sun was lower. I want to paint delicate color&value contrast under mild morning sun light.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I just want to get some sense of color coordination at this early stage instead of committing to each color I put as the bottom layer. When I decided on this composition, I felt this would be more about the clouds than either mountains or the lake.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
The part of water was covered by lotus, which made a little difficult to paint. But I felt I'm getting better.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
But more imprtantly, HIS process of painting sky and clouds are just matching the color mixes with the reference and dubbing a brush to apply the color to each part. As any professional painters, he has his own way of skills and confidence mixing colors, which I need to learn more.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
His painting process starts with charcoal drowing on the painting surface. Then use fixative to fix charcoal on to the surface and cover it with Cad red light acrylic before start painting over.
To me it's similar to old Dutch masters' underpainting technique. Only difference is charcoal and fixative part. Above photo is my result of the first day, which I finished today.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
I really need to make the biggest shadow area of the front mountain darker, then front ground trees much more darker.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
I have to go back to the focal point, the pyramid mountain and the rock colors.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I guess I can work on the clouds first.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Now I have to go to the pyramid shape mountain again. The ugly colors are now standing up.