Sunday, July 31, 2011

Worked mostly the foreground and then the distant trunks. The foreground is Brownish Madder. Magnificent isn't it? Working with translucent colors like these on white board is similar to the glazing I've been doing on gold leaf. But, I intended it as only a wash. I'm intrigued enough to experiment with it later. The quality of the chroma is so rich.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Went back onsite today to make some more sketches. As a result, I noticed some light and form changes. The painting stage is still focused on ground color and aerial perspective. The color is much more chromatic than the past pieces.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Highbush Blueberry, Spring

After much sketching, I've started the 3rd series of the Highbush Blueberry. Same size 34" x 24", oil on board. I'm changing the composition a bit from the drawing, putting the bush more in the middle ground and reducing it's size to fit the canvas. It will have more of a composition like Fall. Concentration will be more on color and less on form. Then for Summer I will return to a closer view of the branches as in Winter. I keep humming Louis Armstrong.
I found my thrill ......on blueberry hill
On blueberry hill ......when I found you
The moon stood still ......on blueberry hill
And lingered until dreams came true

(the wind in the willow’s sweet melody
But all of those vows we made...... were never to be)

Though we’re’re part of me still
For you were my thrill......on blueberry hill