Saturday, June 6, 2009

This is a difficult but interesting exercise. Since the weather was rainy today I painted from my little porch and this was a view beneath the big old cedar trees by my patio. I used pastel on Uart paper. The main thing I learned is how distracting color can be. It was alot easier to model the stones in the wall in black and grey.

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  1. I dunno, Pat; I think the stones in your final color rendering look pretty darn good.

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  2. I agree. The last set of stones work well. In fact, I think that the value of the stones in the fourth panel is the best, and that makes more of an impact than the modelling.

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  3. Pat, you are lucky to have trees outside your window to paint. I like the shadow under the trees in the final color section and the highlight on the grass in front gives more depth to the painting.

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