Thursday, July 17, 2008
A Landscape, step by step, 16 X 20
Hi, I thought for a change I'd post the steps of one of my paintings, hopefully it will be of interest to someone. There are 5 photos. Go to the bottom photo and work up. The first I thinned down a dark color and washed it on. The second photo I started adding greens to the trees and reflections. Third photo I added the blue to the sky and water, keeping the blue out of the trees to keep it clean. Fourth photo I've added detail to the trees in the sky and added detail in the water. The final photo I've added a stone bridge. I think I'm pretty happy with it, I think the water leads your eye right back to the bridge. My reference photo was a picture I took on a river close to here, of course I added the bridge because the metal one in the photo didn't look good. Hope you find this interesting. Thanks so much!