Monday, June 7, 2010
creating grand space
I am back after an awesome experience. The last day, when I was returning from painting, this scene stopped me right on the entrance ramp. I pulled out my handy-dandy orange cone and set up to paint. The haze of late afternoon creates a challenge. I wanted it to read grand distance, yet so much of it just glowed with haze and seemed to be about one value. I used an analogous palette (just like my hero Sanford Gifford would have done) and exaggerated to create the effect I wanted. The exaggeration is especially evident in the near fields and trees. If I did what I saw it would have been much more grayed and it wouldn't read distance.
I really enjoyed my time in Cumberland.
A big thank you to my hosts, Bill and John and to the event organizer, Kelly Moran!