I’ve been following Barry Coomb’s blog with great interest, becoming fascinated by his ‘development of values with cool grey washes’ Laying down the light and shadows first is yet another approach totally new to me. If you haven’t already visited Barry’s blog here’s a link: http://barrycoombs.wordpress.com/
I’m waiting until I find a good subject before attempting. The scene attached might work. However I produced this picture before following Barry’s blog in such detail. One thing which surprised me with this painting was lack of scale. I hadn’t noticed when painting, but my wife thought the rock face to be huge, where in fact it was just a jumble of boulders each no bigger than a football.
It sort of makes the picture look a bit silly now, but I posted all the same. Another thing Barry mentions is how easy it is to overwork an image with pen. I tried to show restraint with this effort, where as my previous oak was slightly over -the –top!