|Azalea Way - Oil on Linen - K. Hitt - copyrighted|
The First painting from Saturday... because had the nice big canvas, think tried to put it ALL in. Though I like the contrast, and feel of the painting overall, do feel that the 4x6 ended up a bit more of a successful painting as I look as these two side by side in this exercise. In the larger piece, I got away from my thumbnail... which if I would have stuck to it, I would have not only remembered WHY I began the painting but applied that to the large format too. I allowed myself to get lost in the fun detail and play of complementary colors... and lost the impact that the thumbnail had. The small painting, the impact was not lost, because the impact, in a way is all that fit into the tiny 4x6 format. So the exercise in plein air this past week was a good one... and reminded me of what I know to do... and still need to apply. No matter how many times I paint, the old standards go along with it. Composition, Shapes, and Values... its not really about the detail at all.
|Gail's Trails - Plein Air Oil- K. Hitt.- Copyrighted|
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