Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Light starts falling onto canvas

Well, as you know, I'm not an impressionist. Rather I establish impressions on the canvas as I work on the piece. I did it again. I'm still adjusting shapes of the cow. But now I started putting lights in Spring morning. I would probably put more contrast between lights and shadows than the reference photo.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Green Layers

I keep adding more layers of greens for waves of trees. I haven't determined the final values yet though. I'm still experimenting. But it's about time to make the determination. At the same time it's time to get thicker.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

West Seattle Street Fair

This weekend, a street fair is going on at Alaska Junktion. Some music performances can be seen on YouTube. I was a part of the festival by sitting at our artist association's tent in front of ArtsWest for two hours yesterday. What I was doing with another member artist of the association was promoting new members to our association. I was mostly sketching people walking by. Then another artist was talking to those people to explain who we are. Some kids asked me to sketch them. It didn't work so well, as you can imagine. But some had good capture of shapes.
Anyway, most importantly I enjoyed sketching and interacting with people there.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cow's ready to walk

As I promised, widened the value range by making dark darker and light lighter. Colorwise, I want to make some lighter part to more orangish. Then I'll put more highlight to make it walk in spring sun. It's already getting to the final stage.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Values of Greens

At this stage, I'm still trying covering the entire canvas with paint. At the same time, I'm experimenting values of greens. My recipe of greens is simple: Hansa Yellow Light and Ultra Marine Deep and a little bit of Prussian Blue. Once I covered it, I would be able to adjust the positions of shadow shapes, that would make this painting more interesting w/ some depth. Probably it would come naturally as I continue working on.