Sunday, June 27, 2010

The color here is deceptive because it was photographed in a different light. The finished piece is little different from session 3. I refined some of the details and diminished the contrast of the dew drops.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Continued to work the light source out. My in-house critic says the rain drops look like warts.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Darkened the values and increased the contrasts. Added details such as rain drops. Need to correct the veins so they converge in a point.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The datura is the most beautiful flower I grow. It has the purest white blossom. When the light shines through the blossom, it create a luminosity. Today, the dew was still clinging to the bloom. This is a small painting 4" x 6". Blocked in the shape, some values and the ground. More contrast is needed between the values.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Added detail to the foreground and reworked the upper left in an effort to add perspective. Worked about 10 minutes on upper left again and added a few sawgrass blades in foreground. Color is a little darker and more intense than actuality

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I reduced the dark value of the top center cloud. Then decided working the saw grass could help determine how to approach the clouds. If I increase the detail in the foreground that could help with depth and perspective in the sky. I layed in a layer of veridian and the scored through it. Next session I will add line with paint.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

This was a very short session in which I softened the transition between the cloud forms.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Again, worked exclusively on reducing the linear quality of the sky. Also, the color here shows more blue than the actual painting.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Worked exclusively on the sky trying to reduce the linear quality.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Started a canvas from photographs I took of Snake River in the Everglades. The expanse, flatness and sky offer much to consider.