Saturday, September 22, 2012

Enough for Bleachers

Well, I don't want to keep working on the bleachers any more. Making them realistic wouldn't help this painting to be better. I'll stop here for the bleacher and move on to put the final touches on the main subjects. This might become the last update of this painting.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Continuing to fill background

Quickly filled the background greens. It didn't take much time. I might come back and push the darker areas more. But otherwise I'm satisfied with the outcome. Then moved on to refining colors of the bleachers. I'll work more on them before set my focus on the main subjects to finish this painting.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ground is done

I mixed enough orange and then added blue to make sandy ground colors. It's nice and thick enough to be called as done. I might touch up a little more but not much. The next step would be the background greens around the girl's head. I might exaggerate greens in contrast with skin colors of the main subjects. Those are complementary each other.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Burrows Bay onsite painting

This is the outcome after I spent an hour and 45 min at Washington Park in Anacotes. It's bay view toward south. Sun was moving toward right in late afternoon. I think I captured tvalues and color changes for water well. I could have spent more time to be more completed. But I felt I accomplished what I wanted at the end. I would definitely make a studio painting later based on this.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Anacortes Plein Air

I just came back from Anacotes, WA for plein air. The site is inside of Washington Park (a city park) looking down Burrows Bay and Barrows Island. I had this idea for last a couple of months. But finally did it today. I'll put up the photo of the painting tomorrow.

Roughly filled Bleachers

Since I didn't want to get edges of the horse interfered at the end I filled the bleachers roughly. At this moment I don't care much about the colors but I need to work on values further not to get too much attention. But at least I want them to be cooler because the main subjects would be quite warm. I want to counter-balance them each other.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Filling the canvas

Although I still want to push more values with the 1" brush further, especially the foreground(sea), the composition and value/color arrangement on the canvas is now clear. It's actually simpler than I originally thought. As long as I keep this through the end, it would become a quite nice painting. If I could really keep it though.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Continued to work on main subjects

Kept working on shapes and values of the shapes on the main subjects. It's getting to life not because colors are closer to the final but values of shapes are right. Now I need to step back and put bleachers in the background before finalizing the main shapes/colors. They would interfere the edge of the shapes.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Definding shapes & values in head area

Started moving up toward horse's head area to define shapes by putting value differences in. Then realized the head was a little too big. So I'm shrinking it now. The colors are not too important right now (you can't see them due to bad photo. Sorry). But still trying to mix close-to-final colors.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Started working on the first Cape Flattery piece

I have an idea to make a series of paintings from the last trip to coastal Olympic Peninsula. The first one is this piece, which is the same view with the one I painted. Only difference is the canvas is wider. 18x24.
I only started drawing but already struggled with the bigger shapes. But finally got those at right spots. I'll fill out large masses with my favorite 1" brush next.