Thursday, October 17, 2013

Atlantic Duo-16x20

Atlantic Duo-16x20
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this was completed mostly on location and tweaked in the studio. I think ive finally figured out how to quit messing them up back in the studio. you can almost never really "finish one out" on these big one in the field and I thought the bigger ones needed more subtle color (ie, temperature) shifts. the drawing and values must be left alone and the overall color note put down on location. the key is to just go into that and add smaller shapes within big ones in slightly different colors of similar paint. this gives the subtlety bigger ones need. if you want to see what i'm talking about look at the shadow under the truck. lots of color shifts under there but when you squint the mass is intact value and color-wise.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

oh this is cool. It's so hard to make a good composition when the boat is mostly below the shoreline.