|Red Cloud, oils on panel, 85 x 150 cm|
|Red Cloud, oils on paper, 22 x 40 cm|
- If I flipped the image, the sunset would light up the other side of the cloud, so I had to figure out how and where the light would fall.
- Had to paint a sunset that would fit in with the rest of the clouds and paint a matching reflection.
- Didn't like the diagonal line of the land wash in the picture, wanted something more interesting.
- Same for the ocean.
After painting the sketch I felt confident enough to begin the large painting. As you can see there are still quite a few differences between the sketch and the final piece. Which goes to show that you can't solve everything in a sketch. Still, I enjoy making them and they sure help in preparing for the final painting.
I am embarking on a similar composition of a beach scene in Puerto Rico. Never considered changing the diagonal line but your comments cause me to pause a bit before proceeding. I will continue to read your blog as I love learning more about painting and have always been fascinated by the sky.ReplyDelete
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