Sunday, October 26, 2014

Water's Edge

Water's Edge                        8" x 10"            oil on linen panel
This is from a photo from Kodiak, Alaska and the light was at that late day stage, but the sky was overcast. It created a pale yellow and orange light that wasn't very strong but that light and the water at the edge of the rocks is what I was concentrating on. I think perhaps the trees are too important here, though I did play down all the busy edges. I started with a violet block-in of the main shadow shapes and built into the middle and lighter values and colors as it progressed.

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4 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful scene Mary. gorgeous colors and wonderful details...

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  2. Lovely painting Mary, all of it. all the best Mary.
    Vic.

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  3. Nice peaceful scene Mary. The colors used reinforce that feeling.

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  4. Really like this one Mary! Like the colours you chose and how loose and painterly it is!

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