The adventures of an artist on his journey to getting to the bottom of painting. The trip goes from learning to paint to painting to learn - an open ended endeavour. Most paintings are done either plein air or from plein air in the studio. The medium is predominately oil paint. The predominant genre is the landscape and townscape.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Size and Space Distortion
The mass of the mountains does something to your judgement. We have had superb weather here after 10 days of rain. To help, I did the foreground first after brushing on a transparent wash. The foreground values were much easier to determine. Then I could fill in the layers in values relative to the foreground. This scene was painted into the morning sun to give interesting shadows as well as burning me right through a generous slather of 45 sun screen. The water reflection and the high altitude sure do the trick. As usual there are passages of transparent, translucent, and opaque paint.