Monday, May 4, 2009

Plein Air Demo From May 1st Friday

STEP3 Block In: Now I have added the base colors into the piece. At this point we can really see where the painting is going. I will show the last steps in my next post, part 2.


STEP2 Composition Block In: In step two, I have filled in the composition with a single base color. In this case it was Burnt Sienna. Now I have a good base for laying the lights and darks. At this point I am only a few minutes into the piece.


STEP 1 Composition: The first thing I wanted to get down on the board was the basic feel of the composition. Here I have used just a few lines to show my road map for this painting. With just these quick steps taking a couple minutes, I can already get a feel for the the piece. 


This is the first part of the demo steps for the Country Road painting. Once again I have worked quickly to create a basic field study block in which I can later bring back into the studio for the finishing work. This is part one. You can click on the photos for a larger view.

2 comments:

Karen said...

I love to see these process shots! Thanks so much for posting how you work...it's really informative to me.

SJ Studio said...

Your welcome Karen. I will be doing more of these in the future for sure.