Friday, May 01, 2015

# 77 - Friday Painters. Painting at Paynes Prairie

 These are out of numerical order but I wanted them to be in the correct time line.  This is the first time I have painted out here and I really the first time I worked with this new paint box.  I say new,  I have been working on it for some time  but it's new because I haven't used it with oils. 

This is the scene I was working from  
 This is the under painting done mostly in burnt sienna.  I just started to add some color when I had to stop
 The second session was also about 2 hours and I added the color.  I'm not happy with the composition . I feel like the foreground tree cuts the picture in half and disrupts the eye from moving through the picture.  I still need to work on the grass in shade. and tone down some of the bright yellow grass in sunlight. Those 2 shapes need to be joined.   the light side of the trees is also still just the underpainting and needs to be in shadow or at least not in bright sunlight. I think it needs to be grayed down a little. 

I finally got to show it to the Friday painters group this week. I still haven't made any changes. they all seem to like it the way it is. even though my criticism of the center tree cutting the picture off.  it didn't seem to bother them. I'll edit this post again when I get some more work done on it

1 comment:

  1. I like these 'in process' comments; very helpful to a less experienced painter. Thanks!