I continue to experiment with painting in a higher key.  While I’m getting there, I’m not as light as I’d like to be (see Bato Dugarzhapov, a Russian artist I greatly admire).  Here are  a couple more studies, and a YouTube video of the first painting in progress:

Sonoma Road – Oil on Canvas – 10×8


This painting was done from a reference photo I took when Mike and I visited The Mediterranean last year.  It’s Corfu, Greece, a really beautiful island.

Walking in Corfu (Greece) – Oil on Canvas – 10×8


7 thoughts on “More “high-key” painting studies

  1. I really like this new approach, and am a huge fan of Dale Axelrod’s work (and his wife Camille’s of course). I think it’s important to be able to paint in a high key, especially in the Bay Area where the atmosphere is so full of moisture (fog) much of the time. I love the way you’re always experimenting and growing and how you share your passion for painting.

  2. Thank you SO much for posting the high keey landscape.. it exactly showed me what is wrong with a sheep painting I did a while back. Even though they are in foggy olde England (or somewhere) it is TOO dark. Grazie! Merci! etc. Hmm. I guess I need a do-over rather than a paint-over.

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