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Rastermon
02-21-2012, 02:58 PM
From a photo I took on Bald Hill in Corvallis, Oregon. 30" x 40" First 90 minute session in what I think to be 3 or 4 sessions. Plus a detail view of the foreground. I would like to end up with an abstract treatment up close, but from afar it reads as an accurate landscape. Comments & Criticism welcome. Thanks for looking!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/981826-BH1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/981826-BHdetail.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/981826-BH4.jpg

Kathrin G.
02-21-2012, 03:51 PM
your off to a good start :thumbsup:

skappy
02-21-2012, 04:16 PM
Good start
Robert

Devoted 2Art
02-21-2012, 08:52 PM
Nice depth - You bring the viewer into the paining nicely.
-John

Rastermon
02-28-2012, 02:00 PM
I worked on this again last night - color shifts are due to lighting. Sorry one of has motion blur. I figure one more session to work on the atmosphere, far background and detail / more contrast in foreground.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2012/981826-bh5a.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2012/981826-bh6a.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2012/981826-bh7mid.jpg
Higher resolution is here http://rastermon.net/images/bh7hi.jpg (http://rastermon.net/images/bh7hi.jp)

WILT
02-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Shaping up nicely !

OkeeKat
02-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Looking great!

Karen70
02-29-2012, 08:35 AM
Looking good to me!

Sixoclock
02-29-2012, 09:02 AM
Very nice!

ribeyedsmile
02-29-2012, 09:16 AM
I have found that
if you keep hue, value and scale of brush in line with traditional realism then the image reads realism and you can easily depart inside the rendering.

But I also find that I end up doing "realistic vision based abstraction".

I have the same conscerns as any realism.

particularly with the "color" of daylight and what is my local color, highlight and what would that thing do in shadow.

How do I break up the space.

What does a horizon do for an image and how can I allude to it without representing it.

A horizon line has a huge impact on naturalistic verses non-objective work.


By the way, great painting :)

chammi kaiser
02-29-2012, 10:41 AM
Very nice indeed. Really like that sky.

Rastermon
02-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Thanks everyone, ribeyedsmile - you bring up lots of good points, I am more and more trying to pay attention to tone and value. I started this with the intent to do a value study and add hue as it developed. But I got impatient! I just went into color. Now I'm trying to decide if I should change some colors (make the shadows more blue and warm up the sunny parts). BTW this is my ref photo http://rastermon.net/images/BALDHILL34.jpg

Rastermon
03-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Here is the final version. Added more detail up front, worked on far background and horizon, modified the clouds slightly.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2012/981826-BHfinal.jpg

ribeyedsmile
03-06-2012, 08:34 PM
It is interesting how blued out you went in the deep background. It is interesting how much you emphasised the earth tones in the Mid ground.

I think this is heading into somthing. I like it's sculpted quality!

noodle1
03-06-2012, 08:52 PM
I've been watching this come to life and it looks grand, well done!!

Elaine

chammi kaiser
03-07-2012, 02:41 AM
I agree totally with Elaine. I think this is a terrific landscape with stunning colours. Like the foreground a lot.

bluemoonstar
02-08-2013, 01:40 PM
I like the sense of spaciousness in this, feels like opens up for miles and miles! Beautifully done.

gaykir
02-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Such fun to watch the amazing transformation. Love the open stretches and palette!

susme48
02-08-2013, 06:57 PM
Nice!!

RPut
02-09-2013, 06:20 PM
Looks Great! Love the expansive feeling.