Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Subtle Hue/Value Variation...or...Playing with Color and Darks and Lights until the Cows come Home
Damn! I'm outta time! To be continued.
Next day...now I'm continuing...if I've said it once, I've said it a billion times, acrylic allows me to play, play, play within a very short time span as compared to oil. The top painting was done several months ago and allowed to sit and gather dust in my studio. The second painting down is the same painting but painted over in areas and was completed yesterday. I wanted the scene to have more of a winter haze/early dawn, Sacramento Valley look. The top painting looks more like a crisp, clean sunset anywhere in the world. The second painting got closer to what I wanted but is too rosy in hue. Today, I painted over it again (third painting on the bottom). It has less rose and a little more yellow and has that hazy, looking- into -the- glare-of- the - winter sun, Sacramento Valley look. If I don't like what I've done, I can come back tomorrow or whenever and keep working it until the cows come home or the paint finally gets a little to thick, whatever comes first.