Hidden in Plein sight!
Last week I painted at Owl's Head State Park. I had to slide down a rather steep embankment to get to this nice little cove, but it was well worth the effort.
|Owl's Head State Park, Maine|
The day was absolutely gorgeous. The tide was still going out and the sun was low but I knew it would be coming up over my left shoulder so I parked myself in the shade.
I was drawn to those rocks in the sunlight so I positioned them as my focal point for a color study.
|Color study - Owl's Head|
Then it was back to the studio to begin work on a larger version.
|Block in the composition at the Studio|
|developing tones and temperature|
I'm keeping the paint very loose and thin and concentrating mostly on compressing the values. In other words I am trying not to use the entire value scale on my palette. (black to white) I'm going to try to limit the range of values.... This is something new for me so "try" is the key word here.
|Owl's Head Cove -Work in Progress|