Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today's Studio Work

I am still fiddling with Snake River I, trying to get closer to what I feel. This photo is darker than the painting, but gets the idea across. I increased the contrast on the mountain edges, lightened the blue, made the clouds less red-violet, added red-orange to the branches and trunks of the trees, and made the background hill red-orange again.
I feel finished, but I have felt that way about this painting before, then changed my mind, so I will have to live with it to find out if it wants me to do more.

Monday, January 18, 2010

the Old and the New

The image on the left is what the Yellowstone Falls painting looked like today when I started working on it. On the right is the painting as it is now. It is not finished, but I like the way it is going.