Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jim Lamb Plein Air Workshop - Day 2

Today, we continue to paint in the vineyard. I painted a farm road along the berry yard. Originally there was a big tree on the right side of the road , which was blocking view toward the top of the canvas.  But Jim suggested I eliminate the tree and, instead, paint the field behind it.That made this painting much interesting.

For the dark background trees, he helped me to paint cool darker part on top of overall color of the big mass to make the rest to come forward, instead of painting highlighted part, which would destroy the total value. It's much darker than real trees but it works for this painting.

He put some key shadow shapes in both background and foreground. Without it, this painting was very dull.

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