Sunday, March 29, 2015

still working on mid range rocks and around

After taking this photo for today's progress, I realized the white brush on the left was actually slightly greenish instead of red-purplish. This is the pit hole you would fall in when you're painting from a photo. The values aren't too bad though.

At this moment adjusting values is my main focus.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Shapes are ok now

The shapes are almost ok now. Now I have to decide colors and values in shadowed area. It's not so easy. And I know very well it would define this painting. Because I decided this composition based on those shadow shapes.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Making values lighter

As I came to be aware of my paintings tend to be on darker side value-wise. So I started lightening the values from the sky then the top of the hill tnen plateaus, downward.
At the same time, I'm making each layer of paint thicker gradually.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Working on clouds

Although I haven't updated for this landscape for a while, I've actually been working on the clouds a little bit for last a couple of weeks. Since I don't have much experiences painting these types of clouds, I'm experimenting what would work for me or my paintings. I'm hoping to find some good brush strokes that appeal to my satisfaction. A long way to go though.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Getting right propotion

Still trying to get the right proportion of the figure, especially the head&nose compared to the body. Once I get that, I'll dig into the values of the body colors.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Animal Painting

It's been more than a month since last time I updated. It was a tough month Feb for me including unexpectedly long stay in Japan and now already March.

Anyway, I started a new cow painting. This time I painted with black acrylic paint on the side and all ends of painting surface. I might not paint over to the very edges but I might change my mind. Will see.

I decided putting value contrast in this early stage to get a sense of the cow shape. Just like figure paintings, I can get shapes correct relatively easily in this way. The size is 14x16.