I didn't spend as much time as I wanted on this today. Because weather suddenly turned great about 3PM and I needed to mow lawn and do some yard work very quickly then rode on my motorcycle to take some animal photos in North Bend/Snoqualmie. No I think I got good photos to paint from after, or even before finishing this pieces. You'll see it soon in this blog.
Acutally when I started working on this piece again before the weekend after about a month of absence, I was not sure how I could finish this piece. As usually I do in the situation like this, I went back to the basics, values especially shadows, on the ridge and now in the foreground. I felt my confidence came back and started enjoying painting this piece again. I'll keep working on the foreground this week since I finished the homework for the Saturday class already.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Anyhow, after putting more layers on the sky (I did this weeks ago), I wanted to work on the ridge, to make it better. Instead of trying making better colors of the ridge, I put shadows of the trees on the valleys and curved out those trees by putting more layers on the reddish soil on the right hand side. Now those trees are more trees than just smudges of greenish paint. I need to do the same on the left hand side as well.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I'm getting there gradually.