Monday, August 29, 2016

First Glacier NP Painting

I started sketching the first painting out of my recent vacation at Glacier NP, MT. As I updated, I painted this scene on site. The composition is very simple; the lake, a part of the front mountain and the pyramid shaped mountain, then blue sky in the morning. I still get goose bumps every time I watch at the reference photos I took.
Looks like the back mountain needs to be a little bigger but otherwise, this is pretty much the bigger shapes.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Getting face shape

Trying to get the face shape correct, which is the sole focal point of this painting. I know the values on the horse have to be much darker. But I'll keep pushing values gradually while getting the shapes correct.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

New Horse Painting

Just started this painting this week. It's small, 13x15. I shot the photo on my way back from the spot I painted Snake River in January during my Dayton vacation. I just couldn't forget about the face of the horse lit by the last sun light in a cold afternoon. It as if wanted to tell me something without a word. Hope I can paint its expression on the canvas.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Glacier NP painting

I just came back from my Glacier NP vacation. Due to weather, I missed the first day of panting and this is the only painting I did there while I was busy hiking when weather permit.
This was at Two Medicine yesterday. I didn't even know the name but the Pyramid shaped mountain's color contrasted with the front forest (I couldn't get the forest color right). That's why I picked this composition. It was cut in short (1.5h) due to the boat tour ticket I got for 1PM departure.  So I couldn't get the shadow values right on the front mountain (Mount Sinopah). I'll probably paint this in larger format later. I really liked the composition.