View Full Version : Day 2 - Patterdale

04-25-2012, 09:13 AM
We walked up out of Patterdale in the morning to walk round the Fairfield Horseshoe and back via a different path in the afternoon.
This scene is looking back down into Patterdale. There will be some more trees in the foreground, and possibly a few houses, but they are largely hidden from this viewpoint anyway . <O:pDid underpainting last week, and main work yesterday.

</O:p18x14 Oil on canvas all C&C welcome. Thanks Arnie


04-28-2012, 03:46 AM
Hi Arnie, I like the composition and palette. The mood is quite subdued and so the saturated blues may be a bit intense?

04-28-2012, 06:58 AM
Beautiful start Arnie! Love the composition. I am a little concerned about the sudden stop of the trees on the right mid foreground, but it is early days I know so I am waiting for the next instalment. Looking really good. =)) cheers Debs.

05-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Thanks Andy and Debs. Some more work on this one today. I'm not sure about the blue yet - Too green and saturated? Arnie

05-07-2012, 11:05 AM
good start.. like your landscapes and its progression.. waiting for the next update..

05-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Thanks Saravanan. Almost finished now on this one - trees still need some more work. Arnie

Jonathan Brice Lyman
05-27-2012, 12:20 AM
The colors in the soft trees and hills comfort the eyes, and I thought the blues and whites you initially chose for the lake better reflected the sky.

A mirror reflection of the mountain showing in the lake would connect the lake with the surrounding landscape. So far, the lake looks disconnected.

06-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Thanks Jonathan - been trying to get the lake colour right - have added some reflection to water.
Think I'm just about done with this one now.Arnie:wave:

06-02-2012, 11:26 AM
The colours of the surrounding hills added to the lake certainly connects the two, much improved I think! Your sky and clouds are beautiful Arnie!. What a magnificent place. I love the soft mistiness in the background hills too. Lovely work. The S formation works very well to take the eye through the scene. Cheers. Debs. =))