Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Plein Air May 27 Wednesday

The final quick field study. From here I can finish this piece in the studio.

In the next step, I am adding in the base colors for the shapes in the composition.

This is my rough block in. Only about 10 to 15 minutes into this study. I am using basic lines for the house to divide the shapes and large areas of color for the trees. This gives me a fast layout of the composition which I can refine and add more color to in the next step.
This is today's farm scene. I just love this setup; there are many paintings I could pull from this one scene. I am thinking today will focus on the house with the nice shadows.

Today is a 12x12 square format oil painting. I am starting to work on some country farm house paintings for something different. The square format is nice for these paintings, I think it helps give the piece a nice contemporary feel. I am also trying to paint this series with a little more high key color.

This scene had some great shadows happening so I thought a quick study would be fun to work on. These shadows wouldn't hold for long so I had to move quickly and I only wanted a quick rough base painting anyways. I will do the finish in the studio.

As always, you can click on the photos for a larger view.


Carol Schiff Studio said...

I really enjoy your demos and cannot wait to see the end of this one! Thanks for taking the time and effort.

SJ Studio said...

Hi Carol,
I am excited to finish this one too. I just hope I don't blow it. I have had many good starts that go downhill from there. I think this one has a good base so if I just follow my road map I should be fine.

I am going to try and go out and block in another one today.