Sunday, October 18, 2020
I wanted to fill most of the ocean before defining the final rock shapes but encountered problems creating colors I wanted. The right side of the foreground ocean became olive green, which I need to fix one way or the other. But I'm not sure how to make the colors. I know I can't mix yellow, which I did and got olive green.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The vegitation is the most difficult to determine the shapes without painting leaves. Yet want to make it look like vegitation. And the most importantly color shift and value shift need to be painted in right way even in this early stage, because it's all about this painting.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
I actually started this paining probably close to a month ago. Haven't touched it a while until today.
Before start defining the shape of the main subject, obviously the gull, I wanted to determine the entire atmosphere, overcast ocean scene. The background is just thin underpainting but actually capturing the gloomy day quite well.
It was more than three years ago when I took this shot on my way driving back from Monterey, CA. I don't remember the exact place but I called the gull as "NorCal Seagull" that I remember, so not on Oregon coast.
Monday, September 7, 2020
Due to COVID-19 this was my first painting trip this year. I painted at Harper, WA in low tide. I realized my drawing problem after came back and checked with my reference photos. I forgot to bring small sketch book to draw a thumbnail. Next time I will remember. The foreground was unproportionally stretched vertically, which doesn't match the background water and mountains.
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020
I'm also working on my new web site so I'm not sure when I can update there even when I finished this painting.