Sunday, July 25, 2021

Reservoir Overlook at the Natchez Trace


oil on panel 
 9x12

It was a beautiful morning at the reservoir overlook at the Natchez Trace. I painted this from 7- 9:30ish this morning. I used just these three colors plus white to paint this piece. I'm practicing a limited palette and also focusing on getting the values correct in the big shapes without getting too caught up in the details. It's not easy using just three colors. One of my artist friends told me that there is a lot more harmony in the colors if you don't use too many pigments but you have to go at it boldly without being indecisive otherwise you'll create mud. ...lol

Monday, July 19, 2021

Dune Ridge Trail at Indiana Dunes National Park

Dune Ridge Trail 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas Here's a painting from my recent trip. I've posted a few of the "In progress...