Sunday, June 28, 2015

Went back to sky

While working on the trees and brush in the foreground, I felt I needed to decide the values of the other part more clearly. Then some edges of forest lines need to be curved out with light greens with the right values.

So I went back to the sky again and put desired values on the clouds. Darker part is a little too much purplish, which I eventually knock down with more grayish tone but the values are getting close to the final.

Now I need to define the values on the mountains by separating sun lit part from shadow & cloud-cast shadow part.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Horse Painting

I actually started this new horse painting a couple of weeks ago. Only drawing though. It's an odd size; 15x17. For this, I felt that 14x16, which I picked for the last  cow painting "#355", would be a little too small then the next step like 16x20 would be too big. So I settled in this size. The overall composition has been roughly done by now. I now can dig into more to the horse body.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mid section is filled

Middle ground is finally filled. I still want to adjust shapes of the clusters of trees, then will define shapes in foreground.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Filling out mid range

Before the layers I put on over the last weekend dry up, I adjusted some shapes and values in the mid range valley. Since I'm still not confidence with the shapes in the area, I can't commit with values and colors. I'll work more in the same area.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tried a different approach

Although I nomally wouldn't get into the details at this early stage of a painting,  I decided to take a different approach since I haven't touched this for almost a month.
First, I took an approach learned at Andy Eccleshall's work shop; work from the furthest toward the near end. Second, I already started working on the details of the background mountains in wet-in-wet approach. But still relatively thinner layers. I'm sure I have to put more layers on the mountains and sky later. But at that time it would be drier so easier to put a layer on top.