Monday, October 18, 2021

Leaning In and Process Shots!


Leaning In, 8 x 10, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2021

This piece was one of my workshop demos from this past spring. We gathered on Lake Austin on a bit of an overcast day, and this leaning tree drew me in. I loved the way it was curtsying into the lake and how the reflections continued that graceful dipping movement.

The following photos show how this painting came together... 

Block-in using dark neutral mix of ultramarine and burnt sienna.

Added color to upright planes, adjusting value as each recedes into distance.

Added sky plane and ground plane (including water which is ground plane.)

Add final details and spectral highlights at the very end.

Just getting started with block-in... using a light and loose touch.

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Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love seeing the process shots. The finished painting is lovely.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, Penny! Me too! I like to post ‘em because I like to see ‘em! 😉