Thursday, September 29, 2011
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I spent August in Carmel painting. However, after looking at all the paintings I did there, I felt each one needed a little "tweek". So this is a beach scene from La Jolla last summer. Even though the sky is a relatively small part of the painting, I wanted to make it interesting. I used a variation of color from left to right. I love doing these small outdoor scenes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
I spent the month of August in Carmel, California in order to do a lot of plein air painting. So you will see a lot of beach scenes and wineries on my blog. I was captivated by the light on the turret. I tried to emphasize how the shadow is harder closer to what is casting it and then gets softer as it goes away. Also, I wanted to show how all the green from the vineyard reflected into the shadow of the wall. I'm not sure this shows up enough, so I may concentrate on it more if I do a larger painting.