Friday, September 26, 2014

Going the Distance

Roadside View, oil, 8x10

Peeking Through the Trees, pastel, 8x10

Along the McKenzie, oil, 8x10

I came back from my visit to Oregon a couple of weeks ago supplied with some new photos for studio work. Looking through them, I saw potential for focusing on distance in the landscape for my studio classes this week.

Discussions in my classes revolved around making value shifts in the more distant areas to read lighter than what the photo shows, and carefully addressing color temperature according to the lighting conditions.

In the case of Roadside View and Peeking Through the Trees, the foreground is in shadow and the distance is in strong, direct sunlight, which flips around how we normally think of how to use warms and cools, since we have strong cool hues up front and sunlit warms in the distance. More saturated hues in the foreground cools, with the help of some more defined edges, allows that area come forward. And in the distance, muted warms in the sunlit areas, with very little value contrast against the cools, still allows that area to read far away.

Along the McKenzie has more consistent lighting from foreground to background, so in this case we have the more common use of warms up front and cools in the distance.

Below are a couple of other demos from private classes I've held recently...


Dappled, oil, 8x10

September Wetlands, oil, 8x10


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
I'm teaching three more workshops this year...one in Texas next month and two here in Georgia in November...

PASTEL WORKSHOP - New Braunfels, TX
OCT. 13, 14 & 15
Farmers Road Art Workshops
1105 FM 1863
New Braunfels, TX 37132
Contact Mary McIntosh at 1863farmroad@sbcglobal.net or 830-625-0132
Workshop fee - $345

COMPOSITION BOOT CAMP/PASTEL & OIL -  Dahlonega, GA
NOV. 6 & 7
The Art Loft, Dahlonega, GA
Visit www.artloft.net to register.
Workshop fee - $225

LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING: THE NUTS & BOLTS - Austell, GA
Nov. 15 (Sat.)
Red Cockerill Gallery
2845 Cemetery St.
Austell, GA 30106
www.redcockerillgallery.com
Contact Ann Cockerill to register: 770-944-3160 or anncockerill@bellsouth.net 
Workshop fee: $130

See my workshop page on my website for details or email me with any questions.
www.barbarajaenicke.com
barbarajaenicke@msn.com

2 comments:

  1. Lovely paintings. I especially like Dappled and September Wetlands. And i enjoyed seeing how you handled the foreground in shadow. Peeking through to that lovely warm light is wonderful.

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