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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!

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

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

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

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
Higher resolution is here http://rastermon.net/images/bh7hi.jpg (http://rastermon.net/images/bh7hi.jp)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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


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.

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

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

02-08-2013, 06:57 PM

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