Saturday, July 12, 2008

Banded Peak Revisited -plein air oil painting

"Banded Peak Revisited", plein air oil painting, 12 x 9"
I took the on site painting back to the studio to complete due to the wind and used my photo reference to finish it. I had wanted to capture the different colour of Banded Peak compared to its neighboring mountains -not sure why it was like that, but it was. I repainted where it had gotten muddy and added a clear value pattern to the mountains, thereby freezing the light, as well as adding a tiny bit of detail. I am quite happy with the way it turned out in the end.
Enjoy!



4 comments:

Cheryl said...

This makes me want to paint with oils! Turned out beautifully...

Joanne said...

Sharon , I am intrigued by this process. What happened to the initial color value blocking that you did ? Does one just arbitrarily pick a color to do the value scheme with ? All the oranges/reds are gone , except for the few flecks here and there ? Is that the purpose ?

Sharon said...

Hi Joanne: Thanks for asking! The orange that remains in the initial block in is the colour of the board showing. The value of paint that will go there is that value for me the block in is mostly for value and is where I will put in some colour that strikes me that I don't want to forget. The orange board show through just a bit in the final work, tying it all together.

Joanne said...

Thanks Sharon. I had assumed that to be the case, but between the two snapshots that you took, the original board looked much darker to begin with. I thought that you had added more orange to the picture as part of your blocked-in values.