Friday, March 27, 2009

Tonal Visitation

"Alisos Canyon Sunset"
12" X 16" Oil on masonite panel

I had this reference photo of a sunset and decided to try painting it. I decided to use less detail to produce a painting in a more tonal vein. I like the look of some tonal paintings and thought it would be neat to give it a try and came up with this piece. Maybe I added a bit too much detail for a really true tonal painting but to me this is in that direction and it was a fun piece to work on.

I was just up yesterday switching work in the gallery I'm in at Edna Valley. I decided while there that I need to do more work for that area so I need to move off of this one and get back to work. Still, you have to stop once in a while to experiment for your own mental health.

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