Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Painting Work in Progress - View at Camp.

I am finally on to a new piece.  I must admit that I am not a marathon painter - a couple hours at a time is typically my limit.  That being said, we shall see how long this one takes me.  Also, since my style tends towards realism details are important and take me time to render. 

 This new piece a view from the new side deck on our log cabin camp.  I love sitting on the new deck surrounded by trees in the peace and quiet.  I hope I can do it justice.


Above, I am just getting some paint on starting with the largest, darkest area first.  Then I proceeded to the deck which is a tricky color.  I may still need to darken the values in the shadows, but want to get some more color on first.  This is the point where it is really ugly, but come back, I promise it will get better!


In my next session, I worked on the chair and I really like how it turned out.  I am so procrastinating on doing the foliage.  Trees have never been my favorite so I need to push myself to work on that.  I really prefer to work a section to completion, but learned that it is better to get some values established first.  As you can see I completed the chair anyway - it kills me to leave stuff unfinished :) 

I will be back with more progress the beginning of the week.  I am psyched to work on this one now that I have it to this point.

4 comments:

Purple Pony Art said...

I like the chair :-) I can see with teh background in the reference photo it can be hard to decide what to leave out :-)

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Oh my gosh Lynne...this is going to be fabulous. I love your paintings that have strong shadows in them. You have such a good eye for getting them perfect! I love your works in progress...can't wait to see more of this one :)

p.s. lucky you to have such a great cabin :)

libertyo said...

Wow, I thought it looked good in the first pic. But the blue chair really brings it to life!

artbylmr said...

Thank you all so much!

I am working on the railing now - saving the foliage for last :)

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