12 inch by 16 inch oil on stretched canvas
This is the second photo session for this painting. I worked with my camera settings, and I think this version is more true to the actual colors in the painting.
I really enjoyed painting this one. I loved seeing all the different colors MacPherson used in his trees. I feel like I am learning several things by copying these paintings.
For one, I am learning paint mixing. He uses lots of grays in his paintings, and I've found that I mix big puddles of grays that I use to tone down and mix into other colors to try to get some of the colors in his paintings.
For another, I think I am learning to paint more loosely. This is something I've struggled with, as my natural tendency has been to be very tight. I hope I can keep this up!
I've been painting and practicing, but nothing I wanted to post. A friend of mine is teaching a six-weeks course in portrait painting, which I've been attending. I can use the practice to improve my drawing skills. I may post some of the sketches I've done in this class later.
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