Friday, August 28, 2009

WILDerness ...

There is a small lake on the south edge of Yellowstone, where I took this photo the morning we left for Jackson. Right now I am enjoying the wildness of the underpainting, but it will be relatively tame in the end. Just like me!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Trees Evolved ...

I quieted the oranges yet again, because they seemed too harsh to my eye. I also opened up the tree shapes, forming trunks and branches by integrating the background color. That solved, for me, the problem that the foreground was impenetrable and seemed flat and solid.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Snake River Painting, Still Evolving

This is poorly lit. The left side is more true to the values than the right. It is very different to me, but to most people it may seem like subtle changes. I darkened the sky in some places, added red-violet tree trunks and lighter yellow-green for the foliage, and softened and smoothed out the violent but exciting oranges.

Who knows what the critique class would say, but I have to please myself first (this is an important change in attitude for me).