Friday, October 28, 2011
I Think It's Done....
I've been working on this for three days, about two hours each on Tuesday and Wednesday in class. Then I brought it home and sat it on my easel and studied it for a day. Today I tweaked the trees. I hadn't made the trunks light enough and they melted into the background.
This is my first finished painting from painting my way through Kevin MacPhearson's book. MacPhearson's work is called "Full Moon Rising". I had a great time working on this, and learned a lot about trying to paint trees. I used a lot of different brushes to get different effects, which was a first for me. I used every side of the brushes too, not just the flat side. And I used the smallest brush ever for the tree limbs. Just couldn't make those little brush strokes any other way.
I also practiced graying colors, and learned how to mix some colors that were new to me. So now I'm ready for my next attempt at his book. It will be another landscape.
12 inch X 16 inch oil on stretched canvas
Have a great weekend!