Monday, January 28, 2008

An Experimental Painting

These Nova Scotia cows are standing on a hill and the land in the background is actually across an inlet. I had this sketched in and decided to use the mixtures left on my palette from another painting to block in. The colors are influenced by the pink light from the setting sun on the buckskin cows. I included this value image which tells me that my masses are pretty accurate. I'll clean up my palette and bring this one to completion.

6 comments:

Randi said...

I love your cows - and Novia Scotia

Anonymous said...

looks good so far - I'll be waiting for the finished one. Auntie

rdl said...

Nice! hey stop by it Liar's Diary paperback out day in blogland.

Tales of an Artist & his Travelers said...

I like cows. The head on treatment is interesting, it gives them a sense of being. Looking forward to the color version.

Kellie Hill said...

I love that you're showing us the black and white image for a values check- you really did hit it spot on, didn't you? with all of those soft, dusky colors, it's really a nice effect.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful value study; thanks for showing it!

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