Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May, working in the fields

Everything is green.  What a change from the winter months. In this first painting I am trying to capture the light late in the afternoon before sunset.  The ground values are darker than normal, but the sky remains bright.  Below is a photo of my workplace, followed by the finished piece.  This area is within walking distance from where we live, far away from it all.


Poggio al Tramonto oil/panel 8x10in  FOR SALE $175.00 SOLD

Next a beautiful field that is downhill by foot from our place.  It is always a struggle to work with so many greens.  My eye jumps to the mountains and sky to get some blue relief from all the green.  I was attracted to this site because of the composition and the dark trees that contrast with the light field.  

Getting the major shapes and values down, keeping light and shadow separate

Il Campo Nascosto o/c 40x50cm

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