Monday, October 21, 2013

Painting in a Series

The last two blog entries have featured fog and cloud paintings that I painted on location.  Here's another painting in the series that I painted from photographic references.  The scene is high above Maggie Valley, NC.  The cloud is casting a shadow on the mountain below.  I invented the wisp of smoke coming from the little farm in the valley.  It connects the two halves of the painting as well as providing some additional movement.

Again, greens present a challenge to the painter.  Variation in color, value and texture all make for interest.  Try to avoid mixing your greens into a flat color on your palette.  Mix blues, yellows, golds, red and even purples on the paper to indicate the variety of trees and the atmosphere that influences them.

Today I'm back to Maine subjects. 

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