Sunday, January 27, 2013
However, the front table rock's texture is still not what I want. I'll come back later again after finishing up the trees next. It's getting closer to finish this but it's quite obvious I can't finish this by the end of this month. But, so be it.
Before painting the North Edge above, I drove up to the summit of Snoqualmie in the morning and snowshoed up to Hyak Lake again. The last third was tougher since nobody walked up to the lake before me this morning. About a foot or more new snow covered the trail. I lost it but simply followed the general direction toward the lake. There was a little sun break when I arrived at the lake as in the photo but very short window. It started snowing after that moment. I enhanced contrast of the photo with GIMP to be able to show my trail. I want to paint the lake from one of photos I took from last a couple of visits. It would be monotone but it's worth trying. I haven't painted a snowscape quite a while.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I'll leave this area for now and will work on water next.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I think I need to keep doing this a couple of more times before getting the final values and temperatures. The best part of these is every time I add colors over the top, it would add depth and volume to the forest. I also need to put more colors to the sky and curve in the edge of threes, as well as some sky holes.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
By the way, I walked up the snowshoe trail this morning and finally got to Hyak Lake, which is the destination of the trail. I met a tall woman on the trail who got up earlier but couldn't find the last stretch of the trail and came down. She just needed to walk up 100ft or less along the power-line (see the photo on 1/1) after reaching the inter-summit crossover run. I luckily found it by following the creek that the trail is running along. So I was the first person to got there today. As in the photo, the lake was completely covered by snow. I walked around on th e trail. I might paint from the photo I took. It was really mono-tone though.
I might go there again before my Canadian vacation at the end of the month to keep my resolution!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Today I drove up to Snoqualmie Pass for snowshoeing. This was my third snowshoe experience at the summit for last 8 days(12/25, 12/29, then today 1/1), or entire life. Every time the course is slightly different. It's in-between Summit Central and East. There is a snowshoe trail but I somehow failed to get on it. This is a part my new year resolution: do more exercise, and a part preparation for Canadian ski/snowshoe vacation at the end of Jan. I might paint there if weather is too good for those main activities. At the end of last year, I came to a conclusion that all sorts of my health issues for last 5-6 years have origin in 2005-2007 when I went to school and when my life style has changed completely mainly due to time constraint.
It's definitely affecting to my art making too. Or to everything. I want to get my healthy life style back. I'm going have more exercise and change diet. That's my new year resolution.