Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Fall Fade with Process Shots!


Fall Fade, 10 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2023
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The muted tones of fall are deliciously soft and comforting. Nature seems to be going to sleep to rest up for its spring display. I love the cycle. 

Below are some process shots...

I kept my dark underpainting very thin and sketchy.

As I added color, I toggled back and forth between the trees and sky, kind of mushing them together. I wanted to hang on to the softness and branchy-ness.  

To finish it off, I used my warmest tones and greatest contrast in the front row of trees and grasses. This added some depth. It helped push the background back and pull the foreground forward.

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April 14-15 - The Contemporary Austin Art School in Austin, TX (Only 1 spot left!)
May 4-6 - Anderson Fine Art Gallery in St. Simons Island, GA


Barbara Muir said...

Beautiful -- I love your description.

Gorgeous work.


Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, sweet Barbara!!! I so appreciate you! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO