Friday, September 3, 2021

Central OR Coast Visit


Went to a short late summer vacation at Central Oregon Coast. Tried painting one late morning at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint just south from Cape Perpetua, just north from I painted 3 years ago. About an hour has passed, my easel collapsed due to strong wind. I avoided it from fell down by quickly holding it (otherwise no picture of painting were available). I set it up again and tried continuing painting while kept holding the easel by left hand. But almost got collapsed again. So I gave up at that point.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Revisit Chuckanut Bay


I came back to Chuckanut Bay to paint on-site. It was almost 20 years go I drew there with charcoal on newsprint paper. At that time I didn't even know how to handle oil paint at all.

It was windy and clouds didn't clear out even at the end. So sun light didn't do the magic to reveal interesting clolors of the bay.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Still working on the same painting


Still haven't given up this painting yet. Although every time I touch it, the colors are not consistent and slightly different.

Keep working on refining the front ground vegetation. Still long way to go.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Struggling with colors on vegetation


Still struggling with the colors on vegetation on dunes. Most of them are actually all greens but a little orangish due to sunset light. But some parts are actually orange color by themselves. Since orange and green are complementary colors, it's difficult to mix the final colors. Some kind of illusions are probably necessary, which I don't know how. 

Instead I was working on adjusting shapes of vegetation based on values. I think I have to leave them for now and will work on refining three shapes to be more interesting next.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Last update for Seagul

 Started working on the detail shapes of the rocks. I'm almost satisfied with the bird by now. I might go back in later to add more contrast. The colors on the water are the most difficult part now, which I need to spend some more time in the foreground.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Adjusting the Bird Shape


Started adjusting the bird shape. Birds are always difficult to get the right shape. A small error causes a big problem "something isn't right". Especially around its head. Also easy to miss proportional errors like head vs. body.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Filling ocean

 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.