hey folks! I have been away from my blog for quite some time now. Just couldn't find the time. August has been a very productive month for me. I have managed to get 3 paintings done... feels great!
Way back Home, This was literally my way back home from cannon beach, OR. And whenever I look at this painting, it does take me to Cannon Beach. Its such a bliss. As its very clear, I did make some changes to the composition. I increased the foreground to add depth to the painting. Also added more light. Increased the contrast to make it a sunnier day. It was in fact a very sunny day (my sketch book notes say that) but I don't have a great camera and neither am I an awesome photographer. So I majorly rely on my memory & sketch book notes for color. Often, I edit the color that I see in nature. I was not happy with the greens in the photograph, so I decide to go a little warmer on the greens. I paint what I like to see as opposed to what is there. Of course, being a "realistic" painter my aim is to keep colors very believable. That's a part of the challenge. Also, its very important to step back and let the painting stand all by itself away from the influence of the actual landscape. Its been a process and I have evolved as an artist over the last 2 yrs.
|Way back Home 24x18 oil on panel. (left-photo, right painting)|
Here are the other 2 paintings I got done in this month.
|Jewel of Oregon 24x30 oil on panel|
|Emerald fields 18x24 oil on panel|