Sunday, January 06, 2013

Studio Work - Lone Pine

Lone Pine, 9 x 12, oil on canvas board
I finally quit procrastinating and got back into the studio. I had the photo below of a pine tree I wanted to paint. The print is very faded in color because my printer color ink cartridge needs replaced, but I was more interested in the relationship of values than the local color.
I'd found a suggestion on Facebook which told to put a grey value scale under the glass of your palette, so it was easy to lay your paint on top to check value. I decided to start this painting with a grey underpainting, paying attention to values.

quick scrubbing in of design

beginning of color

adding interesting darks
Finished painting. (sorry for the glare due to wet paint)

1 comment:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Great job Nancy ... nice tips also.