Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Road To The Outback, value study 6x8 oil

This is the second study.  I was pleased to have enough time to get the point across and not enough time to "noodle".  I would like to go back out and do both of these again in color or make a few color notes and use the values study, the notes and photos to do a studio piece.  This I think is my goal for 09.  I want to work on developing more finished studio pieces from my plein air paintings and studies.  Okay I said it.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow... I'm always learning. Thanks for sharing your process on trying to improve your values in your paintings.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great goals, Dori...great start to those goals!

LSaeta said...

Your value studies are really good. I wish I took more time to stop and do some of these. I get too impatient and want to paint with color!
Goals work, especially when you put them in writing out there for all of us to see! I think you should absolutely paint these two studies ... they will make beautiful paintings and you have already nailed the values!

Marian Fortunati said...

Jeez...
This is awesome... I do these little thumbnails in pencil, but this is TERRIFIC!! so to the point and you can see it will work!
I'm bowing to you!

Karen said...

These are great. I do think the value studies are really helpful...we should all do more of them.
I'd be interested to know how exactly they help you when you do them in color. Share your thoughts with us on this.
Me too, regarding your goal. I will be cheering you on. Then I'll do it. :)

peg said...

tu es vraiment douée pour la perspective mais surtout pour a lumière !!! je vois que tu continues à peindre régulièrement, tu as raison et continue de nous épater !