Wednesday, May 02, 2007

"Moonstone Beach" painting process

This is the point that I stopped at this evening. The painting is moving along now and in the morning I will be able to make a decision on the cliff edge in the lower right hand corner. Right now it feels too dark almost strange. Also I really want to make sure that each section as the eye moves back in the painting is clearly defined. Tomorrow I hope to post the finished piece.

The yellow field in the mid section of the painting is distracting, even though it was really there on the cliff. I will try to push that towards the peach in the cliffs. The rocks on the shore leading from the cliff to the sea need to be planted and developed. The water needs action and the sky needs more of the colors of the rest of the piece.

All of the elements are defined and the entire canvas has paint "notes" covering it. Now the challenge is to bring harmony within the colors and address each and every area of the painting.

Starting with the sky and moving forward I am just covering the canvas with large masses of color.

This is the beginning of "Moonstone Beach". On the blank canvas I painted a loose sketch of the composition. At this point I moved the largest mountain peak so that it wasn't dead center on the canvas.


Brendy Vaughn said...

So glad to see you finding time to post with everything you have going on.

I know this is a small little thing but I love the bit of orange you have on the rock in the right foreground. The whole painting is wonderful - can't wait to see the completed piece.

Laura Wambsgans said...

As you can see Brendy I took your comment on the orange in the rock and built on it rather then going a completely different direction. Comments are always welcome and thank you very much to taking the time to visit. Laura

Naquaiya said...

I love this beach. What a great point of view. Makes me miss southern Calif.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thanks Naquaiya, Your portrait is wonderful! Appreciate your time visiting, come back again.

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