Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Marsh's Edge - Demo with Process Shots!

Marsh's Edge, 8 x 10, oil on panel, L.Daniel © 2021

One of my students pointed out that I had never posted the demo from my last workshop on St. Simons Island. Of course, I am HAPPY to oblige! MORE than! And by the way, if you are looking for an "in person" plein air workshop this spring, join me back in Georgia in April (the week after Easter!)

Upcoming workshops:
St. Simons Island, GA - April 8-10
Austin, TX - May 14-15 (full w/wait list)

Compose with Lines and Shapes.
Create an "envelope" to contain shapes using ultramarine and burnt sienna.

Block in dark value pattern of large shapes.
Keep marks loose and expressive. Still using only ultramarine and burnt sienna.

Mass in Upright Planes.
Paint "shadow family" first, using best average value (not highlight value).

Mass in Ground Plane and Sky Plane.
Paint around uprights, "cutting" and "carving in" for details and sky holes.

Final Marks.
Break up large masses by adding "light family" in all the planes, and final highlights.

6 comments:

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I just love the way you paint trees!

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you so so much, Penny!!!

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you so so much, Penny!!!

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you so so much, Penny!!!

Barbara Muir said...

Love this! I love how you break it down for us. Super painting.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you so much, Barbara!!! XOXOXO