Tuesday, July 03, 2012

"Summer Day Ends" ©

It has been a while since I posted a few images of a painting in process and thought this would be a candidate.  The scene is located in Eaton Canyon.  Usually I look for a view with an entry, such as a river or path.  Today I just went for the light on the distant mountains and hope that will pull the viewer into the painting. 

To help keep the values nailed down, I painted a loose wash in all the local colors, on the blank canvas.    
My goal is to cover the entire canvas thinly with paint.  

I was ignoring our hungry cat and she reached up from the floor and gently placed her paw in this pile of Viridian paint.  Lesson learned: don't ignore the cat, unless you have lots of time to clean a paint covered paw.  

At this point I have each element covered in paint.  Now I start again, working from dark to light.  I did paint the sky in before the tree so that I could work the leaves into the wet paint of the sky.  

  12" X 16" Oil on Canvas


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Amazing. You are so generous to share. Love following your awesome work (play)!

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thanks Debbi, I am glad to hear that you don't mind me talking about my process. I know I enjoy reading other artists descriptions of their work and find it interesting. And you are so right throwing in the word "play". We are so lucky!

Marian Fortunati said...

I too, love hearing about your process.
Especially since I always admire your work so much, it's nice to get a bit of a glimpse into how you achieve such wonderful results.

robert moore said...

Praising for such beautiful painting could be normal thing because I think these painting really connected with heart which gives peace to me. I love your canvas paintings. These are awesome.... Great Job with miracle imagination.. :)

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