I worked on this today, I bit of an experiment. I did a more detailed block-in, which will still need a lot of adjustment to make it a successful study in Oil paint. The sky and clouds are good but everything else is going to need attention and adjustment.
I worked on this as a Birthday card for my brother-in-law Danny whose Birthday is today. I will probably tweak the foreground and get this cub into the water tomorrow with better detail. I used colored pencil and pentel ink pen to do this sketch. So I fixed the water, fresh eyes make it easier.
I have been working on this Beach Clouds for the last two nights. Tonight I think it has a better show of progress. I think i posted the block-in on this but I cannot find the first picture to post so you just get this one tonight. It is late and I need go to bed. You can probably scroll back and find it. This is a 9x12 oil and I am just working on the clouds, the edges between the various layers and the water surface.
Tonight's post is the continuing work on the Scottish Highlands. I was not happy with the sky and I worked on it some to add depth and texture to the clouds and the sky. I added some foreground and middle ground details and started to sort out the reflections. I will add some tree details to the middle ground and to the high ground on the left. This is pretty close to the finish just some small things to make the difference.
Yesterday was my wife Barbara's Birthday. We were running around at the beach and dinner so I am posting this a day late. She really likes the Day of the Dead motif so I usually do something along those lines for her. This was done in colored markers. So Happy Birthday Love.
A little bit of an experiment. I will probably redo this with watercolor instead of colored pens. I think I can get better color differentiation but not a bad study and worth working on until its perfect.
I think I have finished this one. I worked on the foliage and the tree trunks. I will leave this alone for a bit and see if I still think so. If you are ever in Colorado Springs go to the Garden of the gods, especially near sunset. This is a larger oil painting at 16in x 20in.
I worked on the Black Hills today, ironically making them a little less black. I started to add the pine trees and to further refine the foreground meadow. The trees will need some more work as will the meadow.
I started this today since I wanted to not be fussing with paintings already going. This is from a trip to South Dakota a few years back. Manny of my photos are very subtle which makes them a challenge. This is a mid-day scene too which is different than most things I try. I really liked the fading out of the grasses to a barely green grey. The fore ground will have Ponderosa Pine trees but I wanted to get the middle ground right before putting them in.
I worked on this oil painting today. It has a lot of subtle colors so it has been a challenge to complete. I have added detail all around but especially I have set in the foliage and tried to add and detail the branches and the trunks. I will need to continue to work on them and to add foliage highlights.