Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mid-Summer Missouri

In an attempt to get more painterly with landscapes I have started by painting from a photo I took in Missouri a couple of summers ago so that I can get to grips with the main concepts. Stage one, draw in your main shapes and block in the colours being careful about values. Stage two define the blocked colour shapes. For once I got a decent amount of paint onto the canvas (and all over me).

Another three hours on the chair today - and according to the oracle its coming along nicely though I have to admit to having some doubts at the moment. We'll see how it looks in the cold light of day, tomorrow.


Billie Crain said...

i love your use of a full range of values. *thumbsup* i don't care for washed out looking landscapes.

Nick said...

Looking good so far Anita. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Anita. The colors are very rich to my eye.

Jeanette said...

I like the blues and greens in this. Its taking form very well I think.

And I can really see paint on the canvas too! :)

anita said...

Billie - thanks for the encouragement.

Nick - thank you and Happy New Year to you too!

Robin - thank you.

Jeanette - green as usual is a challenge but I'm getting there!

Robyn said...

I'm impressed! Wonderful patterns and values. Colour gorgeous. Beautiful picture.

Anita said...

Thank you Robyn!!

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