Sunday, September 19, 2010

I have increased the contrast in the ground and also changed the darker areas to indicate a shadow from the cloud.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My in house critic thought the ground needed more interest, He likes horizontal and vertical bands of color. I worked some value changes across the ground, which really don't show that much in this photo.

Monday, September 6, 2010

This painting (30" x 40") is the second working after a smaller (11" x 14") version. I was interested in seeing if the cloud would be more powerful in a larger format. I thought the strong diagonal and large sky area could be visually dynamic. Now that my hand has returned to normal, I can use a larger, heavier brush and was anxious to get back to a looser way of working.