Saturday, February 28, 2009
Out for A Walk, Value Study 8x6 oil
I went back out to Irvine Regional Friday with Kim VanderHoek and Dana Cooper. We found this nice little area sort of off the main area to paint. I had decided to to work in values. I had the chance to do 2 studies. This was the first one. It was a beautiful day with sun coming in and out of clouds. We did get a nice period of sun which cast some very good shadows. I thought it was difficult to find the gray I needed to show a brilliant green and other colors as well. I love color and I kept wanting to grab for tubes of color and just give up on the study for study sake. In the end I am glad I did this and hope it will help me in future paintings. Values are something I need to work at much more. They are at the top of the list.