|Last Light on Wyanett Creek, oil, 11x14 (cell phone photo)|
|Wyanett Creek, oil, 8x10|
|Snow Glow, pastel, 8x10|
All were done with a fairly limited palette, using very similar warm and cool hues in each of the value groups. Both the oil and pastel demos used warm underpaintings. Much of the snow in each of the three paintings is in shadow, which called for mid-range value grey-blues. The warm underpaintings allowed the greyed color to still contrast nicely and have some vibrancy, yet still read accurately in the shadow areas. An early stage of "Last Light on Wyanett Creek" below shows this warm/cool contrast...
Sorry for the bad cell phone pic at the top. I shoot my oil paintings outside, and with the days getting dark so early, I ran out of time today to shoot it on my good camera. There's a little glare in the top right. Need to reshoot. But first, it's on to Christmas cookie baking!
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