Sunday, May 25, 2014

PCSO Platte Canyon Res. paintings process

Platte Canyon Park Reservoir
Painting with my friends Mike and Norbert
Line sketch
Add tones
start the lay in
scrub in with solvent
start with the darks
add the lights
adjust each to unify
add details
Kissing Trees 12x16 pastel

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Canyon Rock 16x20 oil
Whoo Weee this was fun. I was worried it was gonna suck. lol Had to glaze a portion to get it all to play nice with each other.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sparkle Stream 14x11 oil
Haven't painted much in the past few days. Feels good to get back to the easel.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

step by step

Reference Photo
line sketch for design
value added to see if the patterns work
 tone the canvas - remove the white with acrylic tones
step 1 transfer the proportions to the canvas from the sketch
step 2 layout the milestones / cornerstones
 step 3 start to add color
 step 4 evaluate and add details
Trout Dreams 16x20 oil

painting redo

 Obstacles 1 16x12 oil
 Obstacles 2 16x12 oil
Just didn't feel good about the first version so I tweeked it a bit. It also has some shadow added to the first boulder so that it doesn't look like its floating. Not shown in this photo.