top,-pastel 8x10 Uart, bottom -oil on linen
At the top is another plein air study of the field at sunset. I am trying to make the "burnout" that happens when the light is SOOOO bright. When light is intensely bright it will burn out the darks nearby, note the lemon yellow as it touches the trees.
Underneath is the underpainting for the next oil that will be based on these studies. I am going to TRY to hold back on color and only use 2 or 3 choices with some variance (temperature and chroma). Let value make the statement. So far I used transparent red oxide and shale to create the underpainting. Hmmm, that's two, already.
In case you haven't guessed already, I am still blogging everyday. I will have to rename the blog since it won't be a new painting each day. Instead it will be plein air paintings, small nuggets of information, paintings in process, finished work and occasional interviews. Does that sound good? The question is what should the new baby blog's name be?
1. Painting Everyday- A three year old blog moves forward
2. Painting Each Day "Old enough to walk but young enough to fly."(Sam's quote -Sam of Samartdog)
3. Painting, Life Goes On
Please send your ideas!
PS I may take some weekends off from blogging..we will see.