Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What? Again?

I have painted the Little J a few times. What? Again? Well, it is from a photograph and the first time I painted it too dark with not enough contrast.  When painting from reference photos the the darks are darker than in real life and you cannot capture the color the eye can. That is why I prefer painting plein air rather than from a photograph.  So I keep pushing and pulling the values and color to capture the day.
I also  created a palette knife study of another boat at the same port. Again, I need more contrast. I didn't push the warm colors and used too much white.   I will paint it, again, in the the square format using brushes.
"Little J III" 8x10 Oil On Canvas Board

"Port Side" 8X8 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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