Sunday, July 16, 2006

July 16 - Lesson Paianting Finished, "Moonlight"

"Moonlight on the Water" Here is the mid-month lesson painting, all finished now. You can compare the two images right next to one another and see the improvements. With such a good beginning, the second time spent with the work is mostly about edges. The entire painting was painted over completely in this pass, adding interest to larger areas with variations of color and brush work, yet the weight and importance of each transition and edge was considered to maintain the hierarchy of edges--subordination to the most important ones--near the focal point. Adding the lighter green grass between the moon and its watery reflection creates a wonderful feeling of distance and softness to the scene.

Completely out of my head, this 12 x 16 on board can be purchased. $225 (Sale Pending)

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