Saturday, March 15, 2008

Harper's Ferry, step 2

The color lay-in


Working from back to front, I painted the the mountains, gradually warming my colors, and darkening the shadows, carefully observing these rules of atmospheric perspective.

I moved on to the water, again working from back to front, sketching in the rocks and movement of the water along the left-hand shoreline. I wanted to get these areas done before I did the trees on the left, since the other colors and values would set the tone.

Now that I have recovered from the flu, I will lay-in the remaining areas.

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