14" x 18", oil on canvas
Another Virtual Paintout entry. As much as I liked the shadows across the road, it was the white stones that really caught my eye.
$300 + $12 shipping.
|Trying some different compositions. This step is very worthwhile - always try to work out any questions before you squeeze paint out of the tubes.|
|And now different value plans.|
|The color sketch. I'm trying to establish warm and cool colors and intensity.|
|Underpainting. Using a big brush to stay loose.|
|Warm and cools of each primary, plus a few extra. Cad yellow light, naples yellow, yellow ochre, cad orange (?), magenta, alizarin crimson, phthalo blue, ultramarine blue, titanium white. Then I premixed some colors.|
|The dark uprights.|
|Blocking in, with acrylics|
|Adding sky and some "real" colors.|
|More real colors and re-establishing values.|
|I thought I might be done at this point, but I wasn't happy with some of the colors. I'm still working in acrylics here, and I don't have a wide range of paint to choose from. So I decided to switch to oils for the final pass.|