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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Friday Morning at McKinley's Workshop

On our last paint-out, we went back to the river.  One of his suggestions throughout the workshop was to do the same scene over and over on different days, different light conditions.  Through familiarity of a scene you get more intuitive and poetic (The Big Goal).   (Oops, I kinda forgot that! - and I painted a new scene - again a small and intimate scene with high contrasts). 

It was OK, but again I was reminded to develop bigger shapes in the beginning (sometimes I get obsessed with things like dead twigs...)

To fix at home:  the greenish dark border over the top of the big rock!  Like, take canned air to it!  And, need to do more highlights on the foreground left willow.

1 comment:

ti-igra said...

Hi, Carolyn! :-)
As always - wonderful colors! Yellow ocher and violet-brown twigs! The perfect combination of colors! I think that you did not have enough time to finish this picture! Although I love your willows at this stage! There is something in that mood - the arrival of bright colors with the onset of autumn...
I see the willow tree in the background - exactly like the willow bushes that grow in damp places in my homeland not far from my house :-)