Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WIP: West Of East, 5x7" oil on canvas panel

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Stage 4. Bad photo again. That's why I left it small. You can enlarge it, of course, if you want to make your eyes feel fuzzy. Just to make a record in case I don't get a chance to scan it before proceeding. That little camera takes much better pictures a bit farther away, but this close, no good. The second one, showing my set-up with the reference photos, being a little farther back, much better.
Top left photo is the compositional cropping, the others for color and detail and mood.
5/11/2016

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Good photo of stage 3. Scan, actually.
5/03/2016
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Bad Photo of stage 3. I decided since the light seemed to be bluish, I'd go for orange(-ish) in the shadows. Cad red med.+ylw. ochre and a little cad ylw lt.+ult. blue for tall bushes on left; same plus a little tit. wht. and more blue in midground bushes; same +more ult. blue and cad ylw.+more wht. for background, which plans to be partly obscured in blue-greenish haze.
The power line painted over in ult. blue, my idea being to scratch it out with a nail once the sky is in...
4/20/2016
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Stage two; washed in with burnt sienna what I'd already sketched with charcoal.
I plan to post subsequent stages above this one so that the final finished piece will appear at the top of the post. Heh heh...plan...
Sept. 2015
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