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stoney

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on: April 11, 2021, 05:06:08 PM
Initial block in.  I can't show the source photo, as it isn't a photo I took.  I'll show a few progression ones.  Finished it a week ago.


Colors:  Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Indian Yellow, Mars Violet

Sky is; Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue and Liquin to thin the paint.


« Last Edit: April 11, 2021, 05:13:20 PM by stoney »
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


stoney

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Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 05:08:38 PM
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


stoney

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Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 05:09:50 PM
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


stoney

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Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 05:10:53 PM
Hadn't done a lot of painting since the pandemic started.  Went to class once last summer.

Worked the foreground and left side.  Didn't like the foreground bush, but didn't know what else to do with it.  Took a photo with my phone and sent it to my instructor who told me to sign it.

Still didn't like it, and this is a good indication how photos lie, and it sat.  In the meantime, I got my first vaccine shot.  Some time later took the painting to class.  The instructor saw the same thing as I did on the bush.  She also saw something I didn't.  The bush looked like a turtle.

At this point I'm stuck on what to do with the foreground bush after adding to the viewer's left side.

She sat down and showed me how to progress.  Once I knew how, I proceeded.  I also added dimension, via tones, to the back tree.


« Last Edit: April 11, 2021, 05:28:27 PM by stoney »
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


stoney

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Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 05:11:59 PM

Finished it and brought it home.  Then I spotted the highlight on the rock to the left of the dead tree was competing with the focal point.  Toned it down and might have touched a bit on the dead tree.

The lighting difference is because I took it at home.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2021, 05:26:59 PM by stoney »
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


 

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