Sunday, 27 February 2011

Second session of painting!

This is the second session on this "woods" painting.
I have started to add some darks and establish the cooler blues and rose colour to the snow in shadow. I also have defined some of the trees in the direct sunlight. I am going to study the work so far and decide how I want the cast shadows from the trees to go. I think rather than straight down they should be in a direction either left or right. This would direct the viewer's eye into the painting and be more interesting.
I'll post the next session in a couple of days!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a part-time painter not quite ready to retire. I'm relatively new in the art world but love it. I have also gravitated to the beauty of oils and face the same problem of too much detail!! You're not losing your mind! I try to compare the process to making a written piece more concise but I still struggle with overworking.

    I believe your work speaks to me because of my connection to Canada. My husband & I live on the Mississippi coast but his parents summmer near Lakefield, Ontario, on Stoney Lake.

    I like your approach of switching to the small studies when you're frustrated. Beautiful work; very inspiring. Keep it up; the answers will come.