Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Winter Drive at Sunset (Oil Bar Painting as of June 10, 2013)

I started a new oil bar painting yesterday. This one is going to be a snow scene, loosely based on a photo that I took back in 2008, of a winter sunset. (I took the photo from Route 128 in mid-January, in the passenger seat of a moving car.) I spent time yesterday finding the photo, cropping it and getting it ready to paint. Then I quickly blocked in the basic idea for the composition. I wasn't worrying too much about colors, just trying to get the shapes I wanted, but I did put some colors in the sky that I liked. I felt pressed for time, so I started working on this without making a grid. Later I decided this was a mistake. To be continued. . . .

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