Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Canyonlands III

6" x 8" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
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This is another piece from our recent trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. I'm trying to be aware of color temperatures and values. Granted, snow is cold, and the temperature was in the 30's, but snow can be warm or cool depending on if it's in the sun or shade. The same is true of rocks, or anything in a landscape. I tried to make sure that in adjusting for the color temperatures, I'm keeping true to the values. It helps to do a value sketch first.

I was asked in a comment what colors I use to tone my canvases. Usually I use cad yellow deep, yellow ochre, or cad orange. Sometimes a combination of two. And, sometimes red. I'll often tone 6 - 10 canvases at the same time.


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Fabulous job with values and temperatures! Very nice.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Thank you for following up with the ground color info. Aren't blogs wonderful, as a source of information! It's amazing! Another gorgeous painting!

Randy Saffle said...

Pam, This painting works on so many levels. I find my eye travels to the distant hills and then comes back to the detail & colors in the forground. Very nice!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Debbi. Nancy, yes, we can all help each other so much.

Randy, Thanks. I think I'm going to use this little piece as a study for a larger version of this spot.

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