16x20 inch oil on cradled gessobord
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
8x10 inch oil on canvas panel
Painted this scene from my photos of Sarasota Marina area. I recently took a workshop by artist Katie Dobson Cundiff. She talked about achieving tones and shades while matching the value study we did prior to doing the color painting. She works with a limited palette and mixes a pile of gray with black, white and a little burnt sienna to warm it up a bit. By adding the gray that was the same value as the color I wanted to paint the mass, I was able to desaturize the color and this created harmony. I have since made different value piles of grays. Some are blue grays, green grays, khaki grays- whatever matches the subject I am working on.