Thursday, April 24, 2008

grabbing some color

Okay. I did some glazing for the first time. The background mountain has been covered in a blue/white glaze, simulating a cold mist. That's probably not the final look - but it's close. The small hills centrally located in the painting have what will probably be the final color - although they MAY get a very thin haze applied to them, as well. I have marked out some areas where green shrubs are going to grow - the trees left and right need to be worked on and that large foreground area needs work. There is a camp which votes for the foreground fence, in order to establish depth. There is another camp which thinks that enough detail in the foreground grasses will establish that depth. I am undecided. I DO know that if I add the fence I will change it from a wire fence to an all wood fence. With an opening into the picture - part of the fence will be down. If I decide to add it.



Of course, If I do add the fence, then I wouldn't need to be so precise in the foreground grass detail - something I'm not familiar with. On the other hand, I'm not familiar with wood fences, either. Choices ....

6 comments:

Sandy C. said...

As soon as the page loaded, I saw the background and thought about a cool morning haze. Well done! I'm excited to see what you decide on the fence :)

witchypoo said...

I'm enjoying this. A lot.

José Filipe said...

Olá, this work is taking a good shape, i also like landscapes, and i think it will be great.
Thank you very much for your courtesy, and comment, fell free to visit my blog anytime, you are always welcome.
I have made one painting exhibition on 2007 with some friends, you can visit it, on:
www.arteesentimentos2.blogspot.com
see you soon.

José Filipe / 25-04-2008
www.arteesentimentos.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

It's certainly coming along!

Nicole said...

Looks beautiful!

I'm not sure about a fence, but that's up to you - you are the painter :)

Queen Goob said...

I don't see a fence in the picture. I see this as if I were standing on the edge of a stream I happened upon while hiking - not something I'd see on the other side of my backyard fence.