Monday, March 23, 2009

WIP 48X48

I started this piece by painting in the major color fields in order to establish the progression of values.

This "staging" also provides an opportunity to review the composition and colors and to make any necessary adjustments. The next step is to re-paint each area before moving on to what can be considered the details or points of interest,i.e. trees, tree lines, and shrubss. In the original photo, taken some 12 years ago while driving across Wyoming and Nebraska (I don't recall which state provided this image) there is a red barn tucked away in the middle of the plains. The red provides a nice bit of contrast to the image. Don't know yet if I'll use it.

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