Monday, June 23, 2008

Back in Business

This month, I coudln't make much progress after the last holiday. But finally re-started working on something. Instead of working on straggling Skagit Valley because I couldn't get colors right, I started working on a new piece from the last plein air. 22"x30". This Yellow Hill is about the composition, some key lines (diagonal and horizontal) and shadow part of trees. The focal point is distinctive trees at the intersection of those key lines at upper left.
I now think I've instinctively chosen to paint this on-site because of these points, in addition to colors.
This time, I painted sides of streached canvas w/ burnt umber. This attempt is experimental. I got this idea from my last Seattle Artwalk.

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