Monday, April 26, 2010

Grasping Bigger Shapes

After finishing the still life, I was very eager to get back to the landscape, which I don't have to control my brush strokes tightly to make the shapes exactly the same with what viewers have known about the objects.

Instead, with landscapes, I want to recreate bigger shapes/patters as I see to make the painting interesting. To do that, I need to put some more value contrast on the canvas to make those shapes visible. For example, in the photo, you can probably see some triangular shapes/patterns on the right side of the ridge. You can do that because I put the lighter valued colors in to define those shapes. I made the colors of trees lighter at the same time.

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