Monday, January 15, 2024

Filling the moutain range part


The ridge of the mountain range is almost done and considering the colors against the sky colors. The initial filling was too greenish and they probably need to be a little darker than that although they're mostly covered by snow.

Just to test, at this stage, I put those two birds in the sky, which I regularly avoid. It's not so easy to make the shapes right with simple brush strokes like old sumi-e paintings.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Moving on to the maintain range


Almost satisfied with foreground to midrange rock shapes. Farther rocks are not so important about the shapes but colors. So started shifting the focus on to the mountain shapes.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Still drawing toward midground rock shapes


Gradually coming up to the midground of rocks but still drawing with basic values. The colors are hodgepodge allover the places but don't care much at this stage.

Will keep going.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Continue drawing shapes with colors


Started putting colors but mainly for three values relatively dark, mid, and light. Overall tone is still darker, which is ok at this stage.  And, defining rock shapes further, so basically I'm still drawing with those colors. 

To put some mental notes, putting some variations of colors with red, green, etc. But will override them soon.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Point Kean drawing continues

 Continued to draw, but I'm almost satisfied for now. So I'll starting putting some colors on key shapes.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Point Kean, NZ, painting


Started a new painting for Point Kean at Kaikoura, NZ where I visited last summer. It's about wide open table rock in the foreground backed by the snow covered mountain range under crisp blue sky.

Since it's more about shapes than colors, I'm spending more time for drawing to get big shapes right. 

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Trying to finish "Ukee Ocean"


Need to adjust some more ocean colors in the front ground then the rock on the left bottom corner. But otherwise almost has come to the final stage finally.

I've learned I had to mix some burnt umber to make ocean colors dull or unsaturated in some degree. That was the main problem in earlier stages. I'll make some sharp edges for the white crest.