Saturday, July 28, 2012

Plein Air in the Studio

Grocery Landscape, Part II

Here's where we left the Landscape from the Cupboard yesterday. We've learned a bit more about the place. I decided this hamlet is called Slater's Mills, and was a bustling place in the late 19th century. Then the highway passed it by, and its railroad link was ended. Since then Slater's Mills has been a rather sleepy place.

Today was mostly spent reinforcing masses, adding some positive color, and generally fiddling with the far distance, and the right bank of the river.

There are all sorts of things that need to be attended to, but it's starting to settle down. Many of the marks are just holding the place for something yet to be decided. This photo is a bit wan, but nonetheless I need to make sure that the vibrancy of the original sketch isn't lost in the making of a painting. This will generally mean that I need to enrich some of the color----either directly, or with glazes. First, though, I need to make sure I like the shapes and forms, and that they're drawn correctly. 

Stay tuned.

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