Here’s another study of “Lands End” (Golden Hour) I started in my previous post. I created a video of the process, by stringing together still photographs of various stages of the painting. I like this composition. The large tree reflects the strength and gracefulness of the Monterey Cypress, but I’m not sure about my darks…they may be too dark. I may try another study today where I play with that a bit. Painting dark darks provides nice contrast with light (which I clearly needed here), but it can also make the painting too “heavy”.
Click this screen shot to get the demo (be sure and click “watch in high quality” in the lower right corner of the video, a new YouTube feature.