Tuesday, October 9, 2012
making some progress...
...So as you can see it is a sunset scene. I am really trying hard to keep the warm glow on everything and to keep the values toned down so that the sun will appear luminous. At the same time I don't want the painting to get too dark, so I am playing around with finding the right amount of contrast.
A friend let me borrow some books on the Hudson River Valley School of painters which I am finding helpful. This landscape I am painting is completely imagined. I am just using paintings of other artists as reference, but not really copying anything from them.