Friday, March 4, 2011

Stately Arrival

Stately Arrival, 6 x 8

I painted this study today, simultaneously with another that I will post tomorrow. In an effort to loosen up and focus more clearly on the shapes and values, I painted each upside down, until the last stage of adding a few defining touches. I've done this exercise a couple of times now, and I find it a lot of fun. I took the reference photo for this one on a trip last summer to Ohio. This is the new main bridge into downtown Malvern, about twenty miles east of Canton.


Catherine Jeffrey said...

I guess the upside down study really works. I like the looseness of this one, and all the values seem right on. Great composition too!

julie davis said...

That's got to be a challenge! I'm impressed and will have to try it. I love the composition of this one.

Bonnie Heather said...

Turned out great. I'm going to try it but I'm not so sure my mind can handle change.