Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Start 29 - Clutha River



One of my friends is a New Zealander, and she posts fabulous photos on Facebook. I've been meaning to paint this scene of the Clutha River, where they camped one night. Apparently the river is known for its turquoise color—in her photo the colors are brilliant and saturated—this sketch isn't exaggerated at all. I'm afraid if I paint it as it really is, it will look fake!

What is a "start"? A quick sketch painting, to learn composition, value, and temperature. There's not much emphasis on detail or paint handling techniques, it's about getting a lot of practice with the conceptual basics. Click on "50 Starts" in the menu above to see the others.


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