Monday, July 19, 2010

A Little Studio Time


Painted in the studio a bit last week. This painting was a commission piece and I had some illustration work to get out so I didn't get a whole lot of field work but hopefully if I can beat the heat this week I will have more field work to show.
The piece above is a 18x24 and it looked huge in my studio and then I took it to the gallery and set it under a massive Roger Brown painting and it looked soooo itty bitty.....

5 comments:

Lisa said...

How did you go about painting that? Was it a single photo painted off the projector, like in class? (With memory making up for the camera's limitations, of course!) That's a really gorgeous vista!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a masterful handling of greens in this painting. I think this is the last painting I will look at tonight so that its beauty floats around in my brain as I drift off to sleep. Fantastic!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Kevin, are you giving us a lesson in creating beautiful and various greens or an even more important lesson in values?
Doesn't matter that it isn't really big cause it's really, really good.

Kevin Menck said...

Lisa - Monitor off my computer with faked in and made up areas here and there. I actually had a 9x12 painting of this view I had done in the spring but the foliage was so different I went with the digital photo mostly.

Claire - thanks for the comment. Hope the dream didn't turn into a green nightmare. Greens can be a bit nightmarish here in Tennessee in July.

Shirley - Thanks for stopping by! And yes you are right, the values are the more important lesson.

C. Ousley said...

Good perspective. I want to ride my mountain bike down that hill.