Friday, June 27, 2014

Big Forms, Fewer Strokes, Better Values

My goal today was to practice painting large shape with their correct values. I also wanted to limit my brushstrokes and ensure the forms were successfully described using directional brush work.  The pieces were both painted with limited palettes and I used different palettes for each study.
They are both painted from the same photo except I edited them differently.
I am not sure which one I prefer. I like the rocks in the first painting but the second painting has strong brush strokes. Good exercise.
Painted with phalo blue, lemon yellow, cad. yellow, perm. rose, burnt umber and white.

Painted with ultramarine blue, cad yellow, trans. red oxide, magenta, burnt umber and white. 

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