In The Studio: Back Home In The Studio “Ahhh!”

The first thing I wanted to do when I got home other than the usual laundry and put stuff away was to get a few of the oil paintings I had sitting around, finished or “finished” depending on the direction of my efforts.  I am going to show you the way they were before yesterday and then I am going to show you the finished pieces.  I think they turned out okay, I am still trying to get a handle on this medium.DSC_0002So this little oil painting lacked any sort of finish and detail, plus I really wanted to add a feeling of depth and contrast so I put in some fall colored trees and really livened up the foreground.DSC_0009In this next piece I really didn’t have anything going on except of a dark shape against a light background and had really left out all indications of what things were.  So I added the rocks, and details of weeds, and then gave the water a little movement and the trees some highlights.DSC_0014Notice that the weeds now are clarified and the rocks make sense against the green and yellows.  Also I think the water has a nice feeling of calm day although I am not sure all of the values are quite right.DSC_0019

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  • Susan Crave RosenSeptember 17, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    I like these! Think finishing is the HARDEST thing to do. I often rework the whole painting after adding that one last thing!ReplyCancel

  • Christine GacharnaSeptember 19, 2013 - 1:16 am

    it’s great to have you back! (ptFB test)ReplyCancel