Monday, July 27, 2009

Grassbed Green

Friday, I spent all day painting and this is all I have to show. I started one that I tried to save over, and over, and never got anything out of it that I was happy with. It had this early morning backlight to it that was gorgeous but I just couldn't get it luminous enough. The trouble areas were grassbeds. When light hits a grassbed it turns this wonderful bright green that I have had trouble with in the past. It's a very bright translucent green that I can't translate to the canvas. Next time I'll take my slingblade and cut the grassbeds out before I paint. There, problem solved.
This painting is on Swan Creek again, about 10 yrds. upstream from the previous post.


Jeremy Elder said...

If you ever figure out how to convey those bright and saturated colors let us know. You aren't the only one who struggles with it.

Kevin Menck said...

I agree, I think it is a saturation problem. The values seem to be right it's just that it gets a bit washed out when in reality it has tons of chroma, nice color. Sheesh,it's always something.