Thursday, June 30, 2011

Field Trees

This week I've been messing around doing some plein aire painting.  I completed four little studies and wasn't satisfied with any of them.  I couldn't get the values and the composition right. The constantly changing light challenged me significantly.   Finally I finished this little 5x7 inch study and felt satisfied with it.   I began with a wash of alizarin crimson, then mixed some veridian with the alizarin for the darkest tone.  Some Naples yellow and a little sap green helped me to create some sunny hues for the grass in the foreground.  This one will probably be used as a reference for a larger painting.

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