Sunday, June 21, 2009
I got to paint the morning of my wedding day (yesterday) with a good friend of mine, Dorian Vallejo. In order to visit with guests, we set up at the town square in Madison, GA so folks could stop by and hang out with us. This was a big hit and we got to do some plein air and still be sociable. It was my first city scene and I wanted to post it here, because Marc's lessons on value composition really saved me here. It was a tough subject given the time constraints and the fact I had to also entertain. But while I have some things that I wish were much better, I got something because I had a clear overall concept and value proportion to work with it. In order to get the effect I wanted, I did make the darks darker, and the lights lighter and warmer. I'm not sure how this would've even have turned out if I had done it before the workshop. Dorian also gave me some great tips and did a very nice painting that resulted in a cool wedding gift for Kate and me.