Saturday, July 28, 2012

Light ,Shadow and things....

A Study...12"x16"
Still playing with light and shadow, this painting came was started to follow up some things from a previous sketch. Halfway through it though some other ideas popped into my mind and the painting changed into it's own. That was ok to do as the painting came out well enough. I like the grassy area in the foreground catching the late afternoon sunlight and the rest of the grasses in shadow. I was originally going to try painting the shadow areas with blues and purples but opted to go this way. 

4 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

You KNOW I love your grasses, Ron!!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a lot Marian...grasses are fun to paint!

Mick Carney said...

And as usual you made the right choices. I love the foreground and the way that it makes the most of the highlight grasses. It has that 'last of the light' feel.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thank Mick....I'm glad you are seeing that because that is what I was after. Went back in and touched up the otherwise plain sky with some spattering of muted color to add some interest. Looks better up there now. Thanks!