PDA

View Full Version : "Light and Shade"


Jay-bird77
06-04-2015, 12:22 AM
The original pastel painting is done by Paul Hardy.
I wanted to see if I could attain similar results,I'd like to think it'd make his approval?!
Done on Strathmore 140lb.c.p watercolor paper series 400 9"x13".
Using Mungyo pastels for the foundation then switching to Rembrandt,Schmincke and Selinelier and Mount Vision pastels.
C&C welcome
Thanks for checking it out I've been practicing every day for a week now!
Have posted everything I've ever painted on this site I love you Wetcanvas.com! Thank You!
Jay-bird77
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/1190917-IMG_20150604_000700.jpg
Now that I've posted it I'm going to mute that deep blue in the valley background a bit.

water girl
06-04-2015, 01:17 AM
Yes, you are making so much progress...you critiqued yourself!!! :lol: That bit of blue does need change. I really like the light hitting the buildings, it is beautiful.

Still-trying
06-04-2015, 07:09 AM
I like this one a lot! You are Moving forward nicely!!! Good job.

Jay

Blayne
06-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Very nice! I like the foreground bushes and water, and the greens you used on the valley floor. I agree, the dark teal blue seems exaggerated. The dark area in the middle left--I can't tell if it is shadow on the far hill, or a separate hill itself. If separate, perhaps add more contour? The hill on the right is beautiful!

jritner
06-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Great job handling the play of light and shadow, Jay. I especially like the pickup being half in/half out of the sun. Nice work!

Jay-bird77
06-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Here I've done the right hand side of trees and their highlights,next is the left-hand side.
The reason the left side looks interesting is there is going to be trees and foliage partially covering that area.
Thank everyone for the kind words and criticism's it really helps me to learn.
I really enjoy when Jackie Simmons drops in and extraordinarily explains in great detail of either your mistakes and when she notices something special about the piece it's excellent,I love it!

Jay-bird77
06-10-2015, 01:53 PM
I finished the right hand trees...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2015/1190917-IMG_20150610_135210.jpg
And toned down the blue in the middle.
I'm really liking it!

Jay-bird77
06-10-2015, 02:02 PM
The picture here doesn't do the foliage justice. Because in person it's got subtle shifts in values and color.