Saturday, January 11, 2014
Vermont Farm - Step 3
Oil 20" x 20"
Day 11 of the 30 in 30 Days Challenge
After blocking in the values of the farm: the barns, houses and trees, I next put in the colors surrounding that mass. While I tried to portray the values of the farm accurately, no color is true until seen next to the color beside it. So, had I painted the farm first, I would have probably had to make color changes. I still might have to. But, by putting the colors in all around the farm it will help me when putting down the color notes.
I've left the front empty for the moment. In the photo there's a road in the front. In my preliminary sketch I drew the lines for corn stalks as if to continue the field. But when I got the darker under green down, I wondered how it would look if I painted that as a fallow field. So, I'll think about that for a bit and then decide.