Wednesday, September 22, 2010
SEPTEMBER SKY AND STEAM - YES, IT'S DONE
22" x 30" Arches 140# hot press paper
Daniel Smith paints
I could fiddle with this more and more and more...but I'm trying to make the painting look like the photo = not what I want. I want to explore my artistic vision of something and don't think I accomplished it with this one. I also find that working this big one returns to simple mistakes - like Irina said, having the horizon line right in the middle - and like I see, being too timid with the colors. Painting wet-in-wet and I have to know when to get really dark to let the values show better. Although things are misty and steamy, they still need darks.
So...learning how to paint bigger is like learning how to paint smaller - more thinking and less fiddling with the paper!
Now on to the next full sheet - again, using the Yellowstone photos as reference and motivation.
Here's the photo.
And below is the painting started this morning.
I'm calling this one
Full sheet (22" x 30" Aches 140# cold press paper this time).
Posted by RH Carpenter